More on Moses investigation

A couple of quick notes that didn’t make it into Sunday’s story about a state agency’s investigation into former Stockton CFO Mark Moses.

•If the FPPC finds Moses violated conflict-of-interest codes, it can fine him up to $5,000 per violation. The District Attorney’s Office and/or state attorney general can also choose whether to pursue misdemeanor charges if he’s found in violation.

•Critics of the Innoprise contract take issue with the suspension of competitive bidding. Officials have countered that Innoprise was the right choice not only because of its low cost but because it can support the city’s existing technology during the arduous transition.

On June 16, Moses e-mailed Manteca City Manager Steve Pinkerton (formerly Stockton’s redevelopment director) to ask if that city also was going to go with Innoprise. Pinkerton replied that he expected to, but that he was letting his staff try out a couple of other platforms as well.

Here’s the e-mail exchange.

•Not related but worth noting: In another e-mail exchange, Moses forwards Pinkerton a news article that states former City Manger Mark Lewis was a job candidate elsewhere in Florida. Pinkerton comments on California’s government transparency laws versus Florida’s (city manager searches here are fiercely secret until the end). Click here to see the exchange.

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