I■ By Melissa Diaz H. / Contributed am reminded of I.F. Stone’s quote, “Every government is run by liars and nothing they say should be believed.” Clearly, I have no trust in our local government, as I know how our City Council tends to operate. After reviewing the names of the applicants for the Measure U Oversight Committee, I can’t help but ask – will the Council select oversight committee members who campaigned and poured funds into the passage of Measure U? We have already seen what looks like a huge kick-back to one of the oversight committee applicants–a car dealer–during the November 2016 council meeting when vehicle purchases were announced.

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