Thursday, April 22, 2010

$830,000 in job funds to Oakland questioned

Obama stimulus money squandered.

Federal stimulus dollars intended for job creation in Oakland were spent instead on trips to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and a Concord water park, rent, church repairs, bus passes, salaries and car allowances, according to a state review released Tuesday.

Oakland, which has struggled with a 17.7 percent unemployment rate, received $3 million last year for summer youth, adult and dislocated worker programs. But more than $830,000 of the money received under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act from February to December 2009 was not properly accounted for or was misspent, according to the state Office of the Inspector General.

I know you're just as shocked as I am.

1 comment:

John Rice said...

It is a big news for the job seekers to get career option of their choice and get success...

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