The City Council voted unanimously Monday to put an amendment before voters on a vaguely worded and long-ignored transparency law requiring anyone doing business with the city to disclose their identities.
More than 85 percent of the San Diegans who voted Tuesday on Measure J approved it. That means billions of dollars in city contracts, purchases, sales and leases with private companies will become more transparent. Again.
After a series of inewsource investigative reports, San Diego has fixed a vaguely worded financial disclosure law called Section 225 of the city charter.
After more than a year of inewsource stories on the topic, the San Diego Rules Committee on Wednesday firmed up a vague law called Section 225 that mandates everyone doing business with the city disclose the financial interests behind the deal.
If passed, this measure requires companies doing business with the city to disclose all the people associated with the transaction who have a significant interest in the sale or purchase.
The San Diego City Council and Mayor’s Office are fixing a law meant to make business between local government and private companies more transparent.
inewsource journalists were honored with 19 awards Tuesday night from the San Diego chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
San Diego’s most-ignored law has a fix in site. In the meantime, the city is working on an ordinance to jumpstart the process.
Despite overwhelming voter approval in 1992, three separate city attorney recommendations and an inewsource investigation, the city of San Diego is still not following a law mandating government transparency.
Here’s a roundup of everything we worked on this week, including a San Diego business transparency measure and Mello-Roos tax map.