Taking the Rubber Stamp Report into the Community

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OCCORD’s “Rubber Stamp Process” report on broken governance and development is making its way from the pdf file to the community. The original research and writing concerning the Orange County cities of Anaheim and Santa Ana was released weeks ago appearing in the local media landscape on the Voice of OC. The Register failed to pick up on the study and its findings and the OC political blogosphere largely attacked the messenger instead of wrestling/contending with the message’s key points in any intellectually valid or consistent way (The report, in my estimation, cogently analyzes a deep democracy deficit operating in the two major cities – now what to do about it politically is something from which there can be many suggestions, etc)

With the news cycle far removed from the initial press release concerning the “Rubber Stamp” one of the lead authors Robert Nothoff will be bringing the pages of his work straight to the community. He will be presenting the report under a discussion entitled ” Understanding and Changing Power Dynamics in Santa Ana” at El Centro Cultural de Mexico on Tuesday, March 1st at 7 p.m. This scheduled event is part of El Frente  – the organizing arm of El Centro – and keeps the momentum going engaging in ideas for the future of civic participation. Hopefully a similar presentation is in the works for Anaheim.

El Centro is located at 310 W. 5th Street in Santa Ana.


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