A Councilwoman's Secret Breast Enhancement Could Lead to New Ethics Rules in El Monte

An El Monte councilwoman is under fire for failing to report $1,100 from a lobbyist that was put toward her breast augmentation surgery.

Brittany M. 08/05/2021 - 9:46 AM
They investigated him for ethics complaints. Now Richmond’s mayor wants the city manager and city attorney fired.
Richmond Mayor Tom Butt has moved to place an item on the City Council’s June 29 agenda to have City Manager Laura Snideman and City Attorney Teresa Stricker fired.
Brittany M. 06/29/2021 - 6:55 AM
After Critical Audit, City of Industry Accuses State Controller of Dirty Tricks
In a report released last week, the State Controller’s Office concludes that the City of Industry continues to suffer from a lack of oversight and mismanagement. Industry says it’s all part of a “politically-motivated attack” intended to help a wealthy Democratic donor.
Brittany M. 01/28/2019 - 6:47 PM
Inglewood’s Mayor Bought a House From a City Contractor. Was it Coincidence or Something More?

Interesting questions have been raised about a real estate transaction between Mayor James T. Butts and a public affairs consultant who has done extensive work with the city.

Brittany M. 10/15/2018 - 11:19 AM
Oakland Ethics Commission Recommends New Limits on Sports Tickets

The recommendation is aimed at overhauling a system that one former ethics commissioner calls "an invitation to abuse."

Brittany M. 09/13/2018 - 6:13 AM
Ethics Case Against Oakland Councilwoman Heads to Administrative Judge
A neutral arbitrator outside of the city will soon decide whether Oakland City Councilwoman Lynette Gibson McElhaney violated ethical standards by allegedly using city resources to block a townhouse development near her home.
Brittany M. 08/03/2017 - 5:54 AM
Coronado’s City Manager Flipped a House That Taxpayers Helped Finance. Was It Wrong?

The city says no. 

Brittany M. 03/02/2017 - 6:09 AM