Ad Hoc Committee
The following is a list of complaints received and investigated by the Ad Hoc Committee.
The Sacramento County Grand Jury received a complaint regarding the legality and appropriateness of using government time and resources to misrepresent the position of a business organization on its own letterhead. A letter was written by a staff person in the Mayor's Office and was given to two city officials and a person unrelated to the Mayor's Office. This letter and its contents could have had serious implications related to a multi-million dollar project.
Finding & Recommendation
Finding: Allegedly intended as a joke, the letter was an inappropriate use of staff time and resources. The letter misrepresented a business organization's position. Based upon its investigation, the Grand Jury concluded there was a serious error in judgment.
Recommendation: The Mayor's Office should adhere to the policies and procedures governing the use of staff time and the City's resources.
The Mayor's Office staff should not misrepresent the position of a business organization.