Oakley needs Mary Knox as District Attorney. On May 19, 2022, the Los Angeles Times reported that Anaheim officials were involved in a cabal. A cabal is where some city government officials, developers, and business people meet in secret (as a select group) to divide a city for certain people to profit. Fortunately, the FBI is investigating the fraudulent action.
The scenario reminds me of Bryan Montgomery. I think he operated the City of Oakley in such a fashion. Montgomery brought us Dean Capelletti as chief of police. Capeletti immediately embarked on a course of action that harassed the employees of the City of Oakley. He eventually disgraced himself with his behavior.
Involving people in secret schemes relating to Oakley’s business demands investigation. The city discovered that Montgomery failed to take proper actions with the developers on the Northeast side of Oakley, causing a loss of over 26 million dollars in the process. The majority of residents believe Montgomery had an illicit affair with Nancy Marquez, the assistant to the city manager, which clouded Montgomery’s judgment.
Mary Knox, I believe, will conduct such an investigation if elected Contra Costa County District Attorney. It is evident that Diana Becton perceived Montgomery as a privileged person and failed to carry out her responsibilities to investigate public fraud that may have existed. Below is a URL to the Los Angeles Times article.
George Fuller, MPA, MA City Councilmember, City of Oakley, CA