On Oct. 4, the San Mateo City Council voted unanimously to support Proposition 22, the ballot measure that seeks to limit the state’s authority to borrow or withhold certain public funds from local governments. Opponents of the measure, on the Nov. 2 ballot, include the California Teachers Association and the California Professional Firefighters unions. Municipal governments across California want increased control over local funds.
San Carlos City Councilman Matt Grocott says he was promoting accountability to the public when he disclosed confidential information to a newspaper about the city’s efforts to hire an interim city manager. But other members of the council have accused him of violating the city’s trust.