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In Contra Costa, political insiders squabble over call center and its 205 jobs

Monday, March 25, 2013

Contra Costa politics, Supervisor Mary Piephop, David Piepho, Brian Dawson, DBCSD, LAFCO, nepotism, misuse of keller canyon fundsgrand jury,Here’s what passes for public debate in the row between Richmond and Concord over which city gets the state’s new health insurance exchange call center, with its 205 jobs. (Contra Costa’s supes voted 3-2 to pick Concord.) The brouhaha is between the politically-connected landlords of the buildings that were up for consideration, Richmond’s Richard Poe and Concord’s Garaventa Enterprises. Poe says Supervisor Mary Nejedly Piepho (pictured) should have recused herself because her brother works for Garaventa.  From Lisa Vorderbrueggen of the Merc’s Contra Costa Times edition:

Interestingly, if every supervisor with a connection to Poe, Garaventa or both is disqualified, no one would have been left to vote.

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