City News Service
RIVERSIDE (CNS) - The Board of Supervisors Tuesday, Aug. 25 approved formation of a committee to respond to a grand jury report that identified numerous deficiencies in how a $36 million contract was handled by the Riverside County Executive Office, with unanswered questions regarding the transformative changes that the work was supposed to produce.
"The grand jury is pointing at the Executive Office,'' Supervisor Kevin Jeffries said. "Only the Executive Office can answer these questions.''
County CEO George Johnson affirmed the EO would "take the lead in the response,'' but he asked for two board members to scrutinize the staff's work to be certain "we're covering the right topics before bringing everything back to the full board for review.''