More County Special Districts attract attention of LAFCO

While discussing the poor performance of the Mt Diablo Healthcare District (MDHCD) and its possible dissolution, LAFCO, the regional planning body, agreed at its August 10th meeting, to examine operations of at least two other Contra Costa County healthcare districts in West and East county. Given ongoing struggles of local government to fund and deliver services in […]

Supervisors to address Grand Jury report on County Pension Reform

Freaky awesome agenda tomorrow for the Contra Cost County Supervisors, as it considers, among other items: a Closed Session Conference with Labor Negotiators, plus consideration of retirement contributions for new employees (SD.8); proposed Fire District wage and benefits (SD.9), non-represented employee compensation (SD.10). It’s pretty obvious that the Supervisor response to the Grand Jury report […]

Grand Jury questions county fleet maintenance and take home vehicles


The Contra Costa County Grand Jury today released a new report that examines the fleets of vehicles used by the county and municipalities. In its examination of nineteen cities, the report lauds Richmond’s maintenance program as best practice while questioning wasteful spare parts hoarding at Martinez, and 315 vehicles that are taken home each day, […]