Mendocino County grand jury: County overcharging libraries

from the Ukiah Daily Journal

“For the second year in a row, the Mendocino County grand jury has looked into the county’s free library system, this time focusing more on the subject of ‘A-87’ costs. The grand jury described A-87 costs in last year’s report as ‘charges levied on another government body to reimburse the county general fund for indirect costs,’ things like building maintenance or producing paychecks. The grand jury noted that the state has specific rules about how counties can calculate those costs and pass them along. It also notes that’s there’s no law requiring counties to charge these fees and that it’s up to the Board of Supervisors. The report points out that the county is charging the library for A-87 use costs the grand jury believes are not allowed.”