The Encinitas City Council has been covering up problems and in doing so have successfully manipulated the public's perception of the city's administration and financial status. One way they have been doing this is by constantly limiting the public's access to information.
This week, a superior court judge told the City of Encinitas that it was not in compliance with the law and required the city to fork over the rest of the documents.
A year before this all started, Kevin C posted to the ETA blog:
No one brought up that there is no satisfactory means for the public to have their concerns regarding violations of open government laws resolved, short of suing the city. This is the first thing I would ask to have included in a sunshine ordinance.
This was in conjunction with Kevin C's effort to get the city to adopt a city sunshine ordinance (supported only by Barth). Such an ordinance would have ended the city's closed government abuses and created a way to resolve problems without having to have a judge intervene. Maybe it is time to reconsider a REAL set of open government policies and practices in the City of Encinitas.