Councilwoman to assemble advisory team to scrutinize city practices, finances
December 18, 2010 2:00 PM
VICTORVILLE • Newly seated Councilwoman Angela Valles is asking for volunteers to form a citizen’s watchdog advisory committee to help her navigate “the maze of red tape and political smoke screens” that she believes have driven Victorville into trouble and “kept the truth” from taxpayers.
“I have only been in my current position as Victorville City Councilwoman for less than two weeks and have already learned firsthand the practices that have led Victorville into its current financial demise,” Valles said, citing 1,200-page agendas, skirting of accountability and a lack of transparency. “I ran for City Council to put an end to this negligence, but it’s become clear that I can’t do it without the help of my fellow concerned citizens.”
Valles, who has a masters degree in organizational development, is asking for residents willing to meet with her and go over each biweekly council agenda item by item, asking questions, pointing out concerns and bringing in relevant background knowledge.
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