In a document prepared for submission to the Grand Jury, Alliance of Neighborhoods throughout Contra Costa County have recognized the failed ability of Contra Costa County Municipal Advisory Councils (MACs) to represent the will and interests of their communities and regions in decisions by Contra Costa County departments, districts and board of supervisors. In legal analysts' review sanctioned by neighborhoods throughout the county, it was discovered that 1) MACs are not fully staffed with members, 2) communities' neighbors are not willing to serve under the very heavy-handed control of county specifications, and 3) except for minor issues, MAC advisory is ignored by county departments, districts and board of supervisors.
In conclusion, analysts report from county reference documentation since June 2006 that MACs were designed to fail their communities as a rational voice for community will and interests.
It is now your turn to do the investigation very publicly available and interview established MAC members to report the truth of failure as MACs are used as gatekeepers for the heavy and powerful hand of supervisors and the special interests of their supporters.
Write well, wordsmith!!
Hal, as a community courtesy
Contra Costa Alliance of Communities