However, right before a hearing on some key ballot initiatives, apparently California Senate President pro tem Darrell Steinberg ordered that the feed be turned off for the meeting.
Critics noted that Steinberg
was vigorously supporting one of the ballot measures, which involves sales and income tax issues.
After complaining about cutting off the feed, Steinberg
staff basically admitted that they did it because they don't want footage to be used against them in campaign commercials by opponents:
, to his
credit has now apologized and admitted that: "It wasn't a good reason...
doesn't want you to know what he's
doing on the issues that affect you."
In all fairness to Mr. Steinberg
people WERE incredibly transparent about why they don't want to be transparent.