Your Voice: Integrity should not be a problem for city
May 09, 2014 | 3281 views | 6 6 comments | 98 98 recommendations | email to a friend | print
EDITOR,

In response to your article on April 25, “Public records requests cost city thousands”: Oh boo-hoo, Sandra (Edwards, city clerk). What did you think “public” meant when you took the job?

The Public Records Act is a means of keeping democracy alive. The problem here, as I see it, is that there weren’t more than three Tracy citizens listed in the subject article over the past seven months who were deeply concerned about who was doing what to Tracy and why.

Tracy’s entire future growth and development is being determined right now. Only three people in Tracy care enough to know how this is being done! Shame on the rest of us! Let’s get involved, citizens of Tracy!

Transparency and integrity should be a goal, not a problem to be solved, unless there are people in positions making decisions for Tracy who are not prepared to act with integrity at every level.

Bea Culton, Tracy

 

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Citizensheep
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May 19, 2014
No need to belittle the City Clerk. She was not complaining about her job but merely providing statistics and information on what was entailed to provide these public records requests. This has been a learning process for all and hopefully response to these types of requests can be streamlined and made more efficient to meet citizens' needs. I have never met or even seen Ms. Edwards, but give her the benefit of the doubt and believe integrity will win over when all citizens work toward the same goal.
behonestguys
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May 10, 2014
Only 3 people out of 84,000 really care what is happening in this City ? Pretty sad. Our Founding Fathers would be disgusted with that. That's what happens when you take something for granted and never had to earn it, such as freedom if speech and freedom to petition your goby. for grievances. Doesn't bode well for Democracy.
behonestguys
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May 10, 2014
I meant govt. Sorry.
rayderfan
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May 09, 2014
Very well said Mr. Culton. I couldn't agree more.
rayderfan
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May 09, 2014
Ooops. Sorry I meant Ms. Culton.
FordMustangSally
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May 09, 2014
Corruption is a lot simpler than public records people. The chief of police wrote himself a $15 thousand dollar bonus check in a public meeting. If I remember correctly Paul said the chief of police did not deserve the money but the chief of police is corrupt and signed the check to himself without even bothering to address Paul's comment. Total waste of money to have public records requests. They're all corrupt in politics.


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