This program does not pass the smell test. The public deserves to know how many tickets Hahn's office has helped to fix, and names of the people who have received Gold Cards from the City or Gold card desk referrals.
Torrance, CA (PRWEB) May 24, 2011
The Craig Huey for Congress campaign is demanding that Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn release complete records of her office's use of the city's "Gold Card Desk" program. The Los Angeles City Auditor revealed that the little known program had dismissed over 1,000 tickets in a two-year period. This was also reported by ABC News in Los Angeles.
"Janice Hahn has been a Los Angeles City Council member for 10 years and for that entire time the Mayor and City Council have been secretly fixing traffic tickets through the so-called Gold Card desk," said Huey's consultant Dave Gilliard. "This program does not pass the smell test. The public deserves to know how many tickets Hahn's office has helped to fix, and names of the people who have received Gold Cards from the City or Gold card desk referrals."
Specifically, Huey's campaign is demanding that Hahn release the following information:
1. How long that Janice Hahn has been aware of the Gold Card Desk and how long she has been using it.
2. How many people have been referred to the Gold Card Desk by Hahn's office in each year she has held office.
3. The names of the people referred to the Gold Card Desk through Hahn's office, and the resolution of each case.
"The lack of transparency and the inequality of this program reeks of special privilege for a select few," said Gilliard.