The Public Records Act (“PRA”) is a wonderful instrument of law which I, as well as other similar “city hall critics” around the State of California, utilize to obtain documents which can expose such things as “missing, and presumed lost” deposits of “Santa’s” money generated from the city-sponsored sale of Santa’s Paint Bucket Pancakes.
Today’s Lake Elsinore/Wildomar Patch confirms the efficacy of the PRA, as follows:
The article confirms that a total of $685 ($286 plus $399) was being held by someone other than the City of Wildomar from December 15, 2012 until February 11, 2013.
$685 is not a lot of money, in terms of dollars, but it is obviously “huge,” when it is “mishandled.”
Comments can be made to zakturango@excite.
Kudos to Wildomar City Manager Gary Nordquist for his appropriate and measured handling of this embarrassing matter.