Tag: elected officials

Fiscal Literacy Should be Required for Elected Officials

Commentary Having served in public office for a quarter century, I marvel at the fiscal illiteracy of many elected officials. Now that I have a little time to reflect, I’m amazed at how a flim-flam-type salesman can come in and offer an idea where the only real winner is the salesman. Orange County and its…


Federal Public Servants Find It Increasingly Difficult to ‘Speak Truth to Power’: New Study

Canada’s public servants are having trouble telling their political masters the truth about what they think regarding topics that are politically sensitive or airing opinions that are unpopular, a new study says. Released on May 11, the study, titled “Top of Mind,” examines the fears and hopes of public servants at all levels of government…


Huntington Beach City Council Imposes Social Media Guidelines

Huntington Beach city council unanimously passed a policy that prohibits elected officials from blocking or deleting public comments on social media sites. The city adopted the ordinance during a May 3 vote. “This policy is the bare minimum,” Mayor Kim Carr said during the council meeting. “If you’re an elected official … allow that content to be accessible to anybody who…