I’m going out on a limb here to tell you that Bell, California – a municipal government ripping off its own taxpayers – could not have happened in Oceanside because of KOCT.
How can I make such a bold prediction? Because of intense citizen scrutiny made possible by live television coverage of city government that KOCT shines a light on. Bell, California has no television coverage of their council meetings. For example: Bell, California held a critical election during Thanksgiving week that had minimal voter participation but set the stage for inflated staff and council salaries. Bell, California has no television coverage of election issues.
Televised coverage of local government encourages citizen oversight and involvement with our government. It illuminates elected officials’ words and deeds. Residents need PEG to shine a light on local government as KOCT has done for more than 25 years. With your support we’ll continue to serve this vital role for the next 25!