From The Oakland Tribune:
Contra Costa County supervisors may hand off responsibility for deciding who should fill a vacant cemetery district board seat to an outside group because of nepotism concerns.
Supervisors John Gioia, of Richmond, and Federal Glover, of Pittsburg, said at a meeting Monday that they believe supervisors should take the unusual step of assembling a panel of officials from outside the county to interview the eight applicants for the seat on the Byron-Brentwood-Knightsen Union Cemetery District board.
The appointment came under scrutiny when the husband of Supervisor Mary Piepho, of Discovery Bay, was initially recommended for the position.
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