Join FAC & KPCC on May 12
There may be more than a hundred initiatives on California’s 2016 ballot, but are voters better equipped to deal with complex legislation than legislators and their full-time staffs? Join us on Thursday, May 12 at KPCC’s Crawford Family Forum as Larry Mantle (AirTalk), FAC’s Peter Scheer and other special guests explore issues related to money in CA’s initiative process.
Super Bowl Score: Cops $6.3M Overtime, Taxpayers 0
The big winners of Super Bowl 50 were not just the Denver Broncos; San Francisco cops racked up over $6.3 million in overtime while The City hosted “Super Bowl City” according to public records produced in response to CPRA requests made by former State Senator and Judge Quentin Kopp, the FAC and the SF Taxpayers Association.
WATCH NOW: Pulling Back the Blue Curtain
Examing police secrecy vs the public’s right to know
On Sept. 16, FAC’s Peter Scheer, Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of UC Irvine School of Law, and a panel of distinguished law-enforcement access attorneys tackled issues of police secrecy and the public’s right to know about law enforcement tactics. If you missed the sold-out event, you’re in luck! Watch the 90-minute video right now!
PULLING BACK THE BLUE CURTAIN
Accessing law enforcement records (Video)
You might want to put on welding goggles and spf 50 sunscreen because more than a few sparks fly when FAC’s Peter Scheer and KPCC’s Frank Stoltze ask the panel of law-enforcement-access experts: “How much access to police records is warranted; how much is too much?
PUBLIC BUSINESS; PRIVATE EMAIL
A model policy for local governments
When public officials conduct the public’s business using emails — from a .gov public account or their private email account–the public should have access. Easier said than done. FAC offers a simple, practical model policy for local governments’ management of email.