How can they justify this? Is it legal? It doesn't seem to pass the smell test.<quoted text>On a really local level I've discovered an ongoing transfer of funds from the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (SCCRTC) to the Beach Flats Community Center. In order to do this the City of Santa Cruz has to act as recipient of the money since the Beach Flats Community Center cannot do so on their own. The money then goes from the city to a social services organization , Community Bridges, and is then passed on to the Beach Flats Center. This is money initially intended for road construction and repair.
Another source of money is the Redevelopment Agency. In the case of the county, the board of supervisors controls the funds. They label areas blighted. There are plans to use RDA money to build a new sheriff department building. I'll bet there are some slime politics involving progressive socialist causes to control the elected sheriff. It would seem to me that a new sheriff headquarters should go to the voters, similar to votes done for new fire stations. Anything else is foul and causes one to wonder what backroom deals are being made. The sheriff should be absolutely independent from the BOS.