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Contra Costa rescues District Attorney’s office

The Contra Costa Board of Supervisors this morning diverted $703,524 from its rainy day fund into the budget of the District Attorney’s Office, preserving the continued prosecution of misdemeanor cases.

District Attorney Bob Kochly told the board six months ago in a public relations bruhaha that he lacked enough cash to keep up with the workload.

Many sub-committee meetings later, the board was still left with the same choice: Dip into reserves or put out the welcome mat for criminals.

Read more on the subject in my Sunday column. But here’s a video clip of Kochly’s comments this morning:

Lisa Vorderbrueggen