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Jerry Brown calls for criminal investigation of Board of Equalization

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BY ADAM ASHTON aashton@sacbee.com Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday asked the state Department of Justice to investigate California’s troubled Board of Equalization and severely restricted the tax agency’s ability to do business. In a letter sent to the board’s five elected members, The Democratic governor announced the tax agency will not be able to hire […]


Board member Jerome Horton fights his depiction in audit of tax agency

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BY ADAM ASHTON aashton@sacbee.com Jerome Horton this week issued a 3,200-word response to a forthcoming audit that raises sharp questions about his role in personnel decisions at the Board of Equalization, charging that the report ignores testimony that explains his actions and that the agency’s executive director failed to inform investigators about relevant policies.


Funds designated for Compton Campfire site remain under LA County control

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What is going on with the Compton Campfire site?  Compton residents are concerned that funds designated to purchase the property located at 450 S. Raymond St. (parcel numbers 6162-009-901 or 6162-009-907) have languished under the control of Los Angeles County for a couple of years.  Nearly $300,000 in private donations also hang in the balance.


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Is a boycott of Chili’s on the menu

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Chili’s restaurant had to apologize to a Black veteran yesterday.  After the national chain restaurant offered free meals to Veterans, for the Veterans Day holiday, U.S. Army veteran Ernest Walker patronized a Chili’s in Cedar Hills, Texas.  An elderly Donald Trump supporter said “he was in Germany, and that they did not let Blacks serve over […]


Board of Equalization to face outside audit

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Allegations of misspending preface Board of Equalization (BOE) audit.  After the Sacramento Bee’s reporting of an office remodel of a BOE member, the century old periodical now reports the agency has been under an audit with the CA Department of General Services since July of this year.  The BOE oversees about $60 billion in taxes and […]


What do you want Compton: jobs or sales tax revenue?

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Compton city council is back in session.  As the mayor and council return from their August break, residents are once again not happy with the contents of the regular city council meeting scheduled for September 6.  City Manager Jerome Groomes wants to hold a public hearing, September 13, to give a multi-billion dollar company a break […]


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Inglewood Unified prepares to save taxpayers money

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Inglewood Unified is giving Inglewood homeowners some financial relief.  According to meeting minutes for the Measure GG Oversight Committee, the district is “refunding” bonds associated with Measure K.  Homeowners have pledged over $200 million dollars to upgrade Inglewood schools since the 90’s via two school bond measures.


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