Oakland Mayor Jean Quan has appointed an independent investigator to evaluate the police use of force in responding to Occupy demonstrations.
A 15-month review of the books at the University of California found no evidence of major fiscal malfeasance in the 10-campus system, but raised concerns about a lack of transparency in some areas of its budgeting.
Oakland has been improperly increasing parcel taxes for two emergency service programs for the past 10 years even though they have large unspent balances, City Auditor Courtney Ruby said.
Two years ago, the MTA created its Sustainable Streets division to manage the public parking garages and oversee the care of signals, curb markings and traffic signs.
San Francisco has reached a $4.25 million settlement with Office Depot Inc. over allegations that the company overcharged for office supplies
A state audit has revealed that local governments are misappropriating millions of dollars from casino-operating Indian tribes that are supposed to address the negative effects of gambling.
PG&E put off inspecting its lines for years and used less thorough inspection techniques than its own safety guidelines recommended, according to state audits.
A May audit by the California Public Utilities Commission has brought the way Pacific Gas and Electric inspects most of its high pressure natural gas pipelines into question.
A new report suggested that San Francisco’s economy would get a $1.2 billion boost if the city hosted the America’s Cup sailing contest.
A state audit said the agency in charge of a proposed $43 billion bullet train linking San Francisco and Los Angeles paid nearly $3½ million in bills without getting adequate documentation.