By walterbays on Aug 18, 2006
San Diego City Attorney Michael Aguirre started a blog. Jonathan Schwarz, a big fan of openness, is justifiably proud that our general counsel is the only one in the Fortune 500 who blogs. But I'm afraid that my city just grabbed bragging rights. Our city attorney Michael Aguirre just started a blog of his own, making him unique in the "Census 10." San Diego is the eighth largest city.
Aguirre is a big fan of openness himself, having been elected to the post in order to clean up a city government whose secretive financial dealings and favors handed out among the "good old boys" almost brought down the pension system and drew SEC and criminal investigations. Aguirre is no good old boy, and whatever he lacks in courtesy he makes up for in bluntness, and has made plenty of political enemies across party lines. Among these is the city newspaper which seldom lets a day go by without some article or editorial attacking him. Aguirre's blog should be an entertaining read even for people not captivated by city politics or legal opinions on budget approval processes.