Oakland poured millions into failed non-profit

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

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