Supervisors refrain from responding to negative report pending changes

RIVERSIDE (CNS) - The Board of Supervisors Tuesday, Nov. 10 postponed approving a formal response to a Riverside County grand jury report criticizing how a $36 million contract with a firm tasked with finding cost efficiencies in county government was handled, with one board member objecting to some of the language in the response. ``I'd feel a lot better putting my name on this after we clean it up,'' Supervisor Jeff Hewitt said. ``There are some issues with the findings. We need to clean it up a little bit.'' Hewitt and Supervisor Kevin Jeffries served on an ad-hoc committee that reviewed the 19-member civil grand jury's roughly 30-page analysis of the county's contract with KPMG, a Netherlands-based professional services firm initially hired in the fall of 2015. Hewitt said he agreed
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