A report by the Alameda County civil grand jury, released last month, revealed that the Oakland City Council disregarded open-government laws.
Yawn…it’s Oakland, a city incapable of self-government.
That’s not all the report revealed.
It also found that Alameda County provided a $1 million bailout to a financially troubled East Oakland nonprofit. The grand jury found that the county Board of Supervisors gave preferential treatment to the nonprofit, Youth Uprising, over other community-based organizations.
Youth Uprising runs education, employment and wellness programs for at-risk children, and among its board members is county supervisor Nate Miley.
You’d think that would put the county in a pretty good position to know what was going on at the nonprofit, but the report says the county was clueless.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle