Modesto and Turlock, Inc.


The City of Modesto has – at least for the moment – decided to delay the giving of nearly $1 Million to a not-for-profit that it had a significant role in creating to “teach residents to organize and solve their problems while working with the City.” But the bigger problems with this process remain.

Turlock_Farmers_MarketAnd in Turlock, another QUANGO setup has resulted in the Mayor and some Council members receiving campaign cash from an individual who now seeks to gain their official stamp of approval for a for-profit takeover of the Turlock Certified Farmers Market.

Both processes remind us that even City Governments have to be 100% transparent in what they are doing, lest they find themselves trying to explain why they did not follow the processes which – even had the predetermined the outcomes – would have made the results at least look like they were trying to look like they were doing things the right way instead of just more of the same old “jobs for the boys” approach to government in exchange for money and influence.

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Posted on March 16, 2016, in City Council, Ethics, Modesto, News & Notes, Turlock and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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