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Alameda County Supervisor Haggerty sued by former chief of staff for misuse of county funds

Original post made on May 11, 2013

The former chief of staff for Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty is suing the supervisor, accusing him of misusing public funds and resources among other misdeeds.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Saturday, May 11, 2013, 9:34 AM

Comments (9)

Posted by Marie, a resident of Birdland
on May 11, 2013 at 11:41 am

For what ever reason everyone at the county is afraid of Scott Haggerty! Sad but this has gone on for years...


Posted by Community member, a resident of Stoneridge
on May 11, 2013 at 12:13 pm

That is not surprising, the guy is an awful candidate for that position. He is racist towards Latinos and African Americans, he had no integrity at all. I believe each one of those allegations. He was not hired properly most likely, he knew someone from the county. Wow kids in east oakland have someone of a better testimony, but are not given a chance.


Posted by seen it, a resident of Birdland
on May 11, 2013 at 12:43 pm

Most of this info is common knowledge but nobody wanted to take Haggerty on. My guess is the weekly is only posting part of the charges. We all know there are more than reported.

I suspect this will be settled out of court and nothing will be done about the abuses. While Haggerty is probably guilty of all the charges, Gray has his own skeletons also. Neither side wants their info out there. Although Haggerty does seem to have much more to loose.


Posted by At least he's not...., a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 11, 2013 at 5:30 pm

smoking crack and having very public extra-marital affairs! Haggerty and all elected officials are above the law ( see Hayashi, Mary - shoplifting ). The rules don't apply to them. They are a little god-like in their powers. We have been blessed with the selfless service of the likes of Fortney " Pete " Stark, Nadia Lockyer, Mary Hayashi and more public servants who wouldn't even consider enriching themselves personally or do less than 24 hours of work per day for the public.


Posted by dublinmike, a resident of Dublin
on May 12, 2013 at 10:57 pm

dublinmike is a registered user.

"seen it" your comments ""Most of this info is common knowledge but nobody wanted to take Haggerty on." Okay, I connect with that but we need substance. He has been good for our district but "absolute power corrupts, absolutely" and that's the issue you are suggesting.

Hopefully, his staff will see our comments. And, BTW at the very least, he will, hopefully, stop being a "crabby butt."

"At least he's not..." get your act together before you start a emotional dump.


Posted by Carrie Oki, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 13, 2013 at 9:39 am

The one thing I know for sure is that NONE of the Country Supervisors give a whit about Pleasanton. People used to erroneously think that Haggerty might be watching out for Pleasanton's interests, but then he sided with Livermore and Dublin to give Pleasanton the shaft; and in recent years has become more aggressive in Alameda County giving Pleasanton the shaft.
Haggerty is all about Haggerty, his self-interests are paramount to him. It wouldn't surprise me at all that he has been looting County funds. It should be turned over to the State Attorney General to investigate him. We can't depend on the District Attorney to do it because Haggerty and the other Supervisors (who likely are doing the same thing) on the Board of Supervisors control funding of all county agencies.


Posted by Concerned Resident, a resident of Ruby Hill
on May 13, 2013 at 10:43 am

There are people who have tried to come forward on this issue in the past and they were regularly threatened and beaten down by bullying tactics. Some of these people might be willing to come forward again, "IF" the County, the DA, the Grand Jury, etc., actually showed that they could protect members of the public against an out-of-control politician. Knowing that people need approvals from the County to build on their land, and County Departments need Budgets approved by the Board of Supervisors, it's easy to see how people can be intimidated by this politician and his Chief of Staff.


Posted by Rick, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 13, 2013 at 5:07 pm

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Posted by Dr. Gator, a resident of Southeast Pleasanton
on May 13, 2013 at 5:17 pm

Wow! A corrupt politcian??? I am shocked! Well, maybe not.

He played a role in the Stoneridge extension by trying to bribe and coerce the City Council with $ 6,000,000. It turns out he was doing that kind under the table and when one of our City Planning people followed up and questioned it, the person hung up... Pretty strange!

His representative at the Stoneridge Extension Council Meetings looked like someone out of central casting perfect to play the part of a coniving political henchman!

Politics as usual! Absolute power corrupts absolutely again!
Is he too powerful and scary? Maybe... We'll see...


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