Gary Graves

Rural Metro Financial Woes Put County Ambulance Contract in Jeopardy

The company that provides Santa Clara County’s ambulance services is in need of rescue. In December 2010, the Board of Supervisors contracted with Rural Metro, which missed an important bond payment last week, leading industry insiders and county officials to worry that the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based company may be headed towards bankruptcy. So what do the elected officials who supported the Rural Metro contract have to say about the current mess? Nothing.


County Reform Efforts Continue in Wake of Shirakawa Scandal

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors enacted a new policy this week to make sure no one repeats George Shirakawa Jr.’s mistakes in failing to file campaign disclosure forms. It’s the latest in a series of reform efforts on the county’s behalf, some of which have come through new policies and others that are now being enforced.

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