In an act of full disclosure, Sacramento City manager Ray Kerridge and city officials of Sacramento are notifying federal government agencies that mayor Kevin Johnson is on a list of those barred from receiving federal funds.
Johnson is included among a list of those forbidden to receive federal funds due to allegations of misused funds with his nonprofit Hood Corps organization prior to his time as mayor.
According to The Sacramento Bee, the actions are a result of legal opinion that the city would miss out on millions of dollars in stimulus funds.
Sacramento has received $30 million in federal funding since he took office three months ago.
In a morning brief, Johnson said, “This has been an issue that’s been reviewed by the city attorney, as well as a U.S. attorney and up until this point, the city has not been impacted one iota.”
Contrary to the report that Sacramento would be unable to collect stimulus dollars under Johnson, the city landed $4.7 million in United States energy efficiency funding on Thursday.
According to the Sacramento Business Journal, the money is part of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program in the $787 billion American Reinvestment and Recovery Act.