Conflict of Interest
A former assistant superintendent of the Santa Clara Unified School District has been charged with steering $77,000 in public funds for bookkeeping services to himself and staff members, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office.
Union leaders working to strike a deal with BART on a new contract are accusing BART’s lead negotiator, Tom Hock, of having a “blatant conflict of interest” and have asked BART to remove him from his position.
An investigation has found apparent conflicts of interest involving some of the experts asked to conduct a technical review of the tower foundation for the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
Gov. Jerry Brown has begun aggressively challenging federal court oversight of California’s prison system by highlighting what he says is a costly conflict of interest.
Some questions are being raised about a potential conflict-of-interest in the awarding of a multi-million dollar contract to run the Oakland Coliseum involving City Councilman Ignacio De La Fuente, and former State Senator Don Perata.
A major Yahoo shareholder is demanding that the slumping Internet company oust co-founder Jerry Yang from its board to clear the way for directors more likely to protect shareholders’ interests.
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan and City Attorney John Russo traded barbs Tuesday over her decision to have her longtime friend and lawyer Dan Siegel act as an unpaid legal adviser for the city.