Breaking down Fresno's Bonusgate

George Hostetter dives into City Hall amid Mayor Swearengin’s Bonusgate crisis, providing the backstory & questions from the fallout.


Fresno City Hall is full of chatter about “Bonusgate.”

I’m talking about the big chunks of cash paid by Mayor Ashley Swearengin to selected employees over the last three fiscal years.

The Bee’s John Ellis broke the storyThursday online and Friday in the newspaper.

A dozen thoughts (baker’s version) on Bonusgate »

  1. The point is that these payoffs have been “dark money,” dark taxpayers’ money lavished on favorites furtively, well out of taxpayers’ eyes and knowledge. AKA personal slush fund

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