“What year is this?”
Dear friends of inewsource,
In 2014, candidates running for office continue to report their financial information on paper. inewsource, known for our Follow the Money feature during the San Diego mayor’s race, asked ‘why?’ The old system makes it virtually impossible for all of you (or us) to search campaign contributions, candidates, amounts or dates.
Examining one piece of paper at a time is not the most transparent way of doing business.
San Diego County Supervisor Dave Roberts, one of five supervisors responsible for budgeting the money to bring the county into the 21st century digitally, said he believes the time is now:
We’ll be watching closely in June when the supervisors take this up during budget hearings for the next fiscal year.
(Let’s hope public accountability wins)
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— Lorie Hearn, executive director