For the third day running, the office of San Diego City Councilwoman Marti Emerald has refused to announce who exactly is on an ‘advisory committee’ that allegedly met with Mayoral representatives and Marti on Saturday, and voted ‘overwhelmingly’ to support a new downtown library and city hall. This must be a very important group of people – after all the Emerald office used this vote to indicate this group spoke for the community in question, D7, when it came to these expensive projects.
* One would think at least ONE reader would know ONE person who served on this committee, particularly after I know someone respectable sent several hundred emails into greater Navajo yesterday with this question. Nada. Nil. Zip.
* I went through Emerald’s website: not a mention of this group having been created, not a mention of the meeting in any one of a few places that such a meeting would normally have been placed (I also couldn’t find an on-line calender for Ms. Emerald, a campaign promise I believe she repeatedly made in the newspaper).
I’ve read some of the comments on earlier posts on this topic, and I’m starting to agree that since Emerald, who reads this blog daily, doesn’t want to reveal who exactly speaks for D7 in her office, that a public information act may be required… or at least a request from the mainstream media… anyone out there? San Diego’s Finest Blog? SLOP? This is how we keep government honest and open, gentlemen.