Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A letter to the editor about SDCOE's cozy relationships regarding spending

Tenacious Reporting
Letter to editor of Voice of San Diego
By Alice Marquis, La Jolla
Friday, April 24, 2009

Emily Alpert's story about a questionable practice at the County Office of Education: a woman recommends attorneys for labor cases and her husband gets the job.

These cozy relationships occur wherever there are bureaucracies handling money. There is only one barrier to such behavior -- media exposure.

I would bet that half the people in San Diego County aren't even aware that there is a County Office of Education. The activity at that office is rarely reported; it took a disgruntled employee who was unfairly fired to bring the information out into the daylight -- and a tenacious reporter at to follow up.

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