Leiken calls on Gov. Brown, Sec of State Atkins to improve transparency

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Sid Leiken (candidate for Oregon Secretary of State)

SALEM, Ore.- An audit, released this week by the Oregon Secretary of State’s Office, shows that Oregon’s public records system is in need of significant improvements. The findings reinforce concerns voiced by a report from The Center for Public Integrity. The organization gave Oregon an “F” grade for government accountability and transparency. Some of the problem stems from the roughly 400 exemptions in public records law which limit the public’s access to certain information.

The audit recommends state agencies craft procedures to better handle “non-routine or complex” record requests, improvements to the fee structure, and possibly adding an independent ombudsman or commission to handle disputes related to public records requests.

“Oregon has had more than its fair share of government scandals in recent years and it is greatly undermining public trust in State government,” said Oregon Secretary of State Candidate Sid Leiken. He went on to say, “if I become Secretary of State, improving government transparency and accountability will be one of my top priorities, we cannot afford to wait.”

“Oregonians deserve better, more transparent government and our public records system is essential to ensuring that tax dollars are spent wisely and agencies deliver needed services,” explained Leiken. “I call on Governor Brown and Secretary Atkins to step up and make substantive changes to the public records system to address the system’s significant shortcomings.”

To learn more about Sid Leiken’s candidacy, visit www.sidleiken.com

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    Rob Handy according to Pat Farr’s!

    1- A judge found Rob Handy Guilty of Violating State Open Meeting Laws and Described his testimony as “Simply NOT Credible”.

    2- Lane County government has paid out $1 Million in Settlements in the Past Two Years Including Rob Handy’s Costly Ethics Violations.

    3- A judge Ordered Rob Handy to Personally Pay te County $20,000.00 Because of His Legal Settlement.

    4- Rob Handy was Named in Sexual Discrimination Lawsuit that Cost Taxpayers $244,000.00 Dollars.

    5- Rob Handy Paid $28,300.00 To a “Reputation Management” Firm in Washington D.C.

    6- Rob Handy Tried to Secretly Take Money From The County Jail to Pay for a Personal Assistant. This has Been Called The “LARGEST PUBLIC CORRUPTION CASE IN THE LANE COUNTY IN A GENERATION”

    PAT FARR WAS ARRESTED DUI IN 2006!

    PAt FARR BLEW .32% 4 FOUR TIMES THE LEGAL!!

    Pat Far CRIMINAL OFFICIAL WITH A CRIMINAL RECORD OF DUI, won the seat by voter’s fraud/ sedition! Farr is serving as county Commissioner!!!

    Michael Clark HAS ALSO A RECORD OF DUI!!

    YET CLARK WON THE SEAT BY 80% CHEATING ME IN 2010!!

    THE PROGRESSIVE COULDN’T FIND ANYONE TO COVER UP FOR THEIR BLATANT RACISM & CRIMES OF SEDITION AND VOTERS FRAUD!!

    BOB ACKERMAN HAS COMMITTED THE BIGEST CRIMES IN HTE HISTORY OF LANE COUNTY, BY FORGING MY SISTER & HER SON, MY NEPHEW SIGNATURES, AND SOLD OUR FULLY PAID CONDOMINIUM!

    JUST IMAGIN HOW MANY HOMES HE’S STOLEN FROM THE ARABS/MUSLIMS!!

    ACKERMAN HIRED SCARLET LEE/BARNHART ASSOCIATES TO SELL OUR FULLY PAID CONDOMINIUM TO HIS FRIEND!

    MARGARET HALLOCK -“Wayne Morse Center uo”-was the undercover personal friend of the late Oregon A.G. Dave Frohnmayer. Margaret was the one who was finishing the deal for Frohnmayer!!

    Ackerman COLLUDED WITH THE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATIONS, Doug McCool SHARED THE PROFIT!

    THE CONDO WAS MARKETED BY $170,000.00! WE GOT ONLY $40,000.00.

    Then, The condo was listed as it was sold $85,000.00!!

    BOB ACKERMAN SERVED MORE THAN 3 TERMS ON THE OREGON LEGISLATORS, AND STILL SERVING AS LANE COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOARD!!

    ALL LANE COUNTY government ARE COMPLICIT WITH THESE CRIMES & COVERED UP FOR Frohnmayer & his bank robber Ackerman!!

    Oregon’s former Governor John Kitzhaber didn’t want to do any thing when I told him. Kitzhaber told me to tell Commissioner Pete Sorenson!!

    PETE SORENSON TOLD ME “IT HAPPENS”!!

    I first person I talk to him about this crime before I’d lost my condo totally was Sen. Floyd Prozanski!! Prozanski WAS COMPLICIT WITH THIS CRIME. Floyd Prozanski is a prosecuter in Lane County !!

    JIM TORREY, D.A DOUG HARCOLEROAD, AND COUNTY ADMINI.BILL VANVANCORE!

    AND MAYOR PIERCY FOR ALL KINDS OF CORRUPTIONS, SEDITIONS AND VOTERS FRAUD!

    PIERCY WHO’S BACKED BOB ACKERMAN, ROB HANDY, AND PLAYING THE GAME WITH BOTH DEMS & REPUBLICANS, INDEPENDENCE, PROGRESSIVE TOO!!

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