Grand Jury blasts Nevada City government |

Grand Jury blasts Nevada City government

Nevada City leaders missed significant revenue by failing to or incorrectly billing for fees and taxes, are poor record keepers and have offered little internal organizational oversight, according to a county grand jury report released today.

In a report entitled “Asleep at the Wheel,” the Nevada County Grand Jury appeared to spare no one in the city’s government.

The findings include:

– Significant uncollected debt which had been on the books for years.

– The city has made no effort to correct, let alone improve, the manner in which its municipal records are kept, indexed or safeguarded.

– Effective oversight of the city’s affairs by the City Council is impaired by the current lack of any ordered record keeping and protection policy.

– The continued operation of the city’s current financial practices and procedures would be a breach of the public’s trust.

– Historically, there appears to have been little, if any, supervision of the office operations supervisor by the city manager.

– The city manager is not availing the city of the benefit of collaboration between the financial consultant and the new finance manager in correcting the city’s financial problems.

– The City Council historically appears to have abdicated its oversight responsibilities with the city’s senior administrators -they have sadly, been “asleep at the wheel.”


To contact Staff Writer Greg Moberly, e-mail or call 477-4234.

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