‘The Rubber Stamp Process’ Reveals Deep Democracy Deficit in Anaheim and Santa Ana – UPDATED with interview!

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UPDATE: The entire interview is now available online at www.solartradio.com

I took it upon myself to find the time to read the entire report “The Rubber Stamp Process: Broken Governance in Planning and Development and How Communities Can Regain a Voice,” released by OCCORD about a week and a half ago. As a guest host of the Santa Ana-based internet show “SolArt Radio” I spoke at length on Tuesday with a lead author, Robert Nothoff, and a contributing author, Carolina Sarmiento, about the methodology and findings that led them to conclude that a ‘Rubber Stamp’ process is in full effect in Santa Ana and Anaheim. The conversation lasted about 35-40 minutes and will be the centerpiece of the next episode of SolArt Radio. The audio will also be made available or linked to from this blog.

In the meantime, posted above is a promo video/excerpt from Nothoff’s interview where he poses what the report’s findings lead to in terms of the central question at hand in our communities. Stay tuned!


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