I received an informational feature from corridor news service researchers this morning outlining the political discord among supervisors related to nepotism and sources & uses of funds. The research provided information on the actual issues and the resulting political conflict among county supervisors.
The issue of nepotism relates to Ms. Piepho's desire to appoint her husband to an east county cemetery district so he can retain his CC LAFCO seat and benefit Piepho supporters among developers and builders.
The issue of sources & uses of funds relates to Ms. Piepho's use of Keller Canyon mitigation funds to sponsor a Discovery Bay celebration of obtaining its own ZIP code. It is more an issue because Ms. Piepho has publicly claimed Mr. Glover had approved all of the uses and misuses of the Keller Canyon fund.
Tuesday's meeting was illustration of the discord and the BANG editorial summarized the growing disconnect between supervisors. News service information further illustrated that it is very political with the local democratic party staging a standing ovation for Susan Bonilla. What we are seeing now is the start of the 2012 campaigns and potentially two years of gridlock among supervisors.
Let's ask your readers to consider the issues of the next two years in Contra Costa County and express what actions CCC-BOS should take as part of their "non-partisan" positions as supervisors.