More incompetence — call N. Allen Sawyer!

The Boys & Girls Club of Stockton — the board chair of which is Mayor Anthony Silva’s lieutenant, Sharon Simas — failed to submit legally required layoff paperwork, the paper reports today.

And club leaders allegedly forced some employees to sign fraudulent letters of resignation, the story adds.

The club had to lay off 50+ employees when its biggest account, Stockton Unified, got fed up with club mismanagement and dropped their contract.

So, the bunglers running the club have lost the club’s national charter, lost its biggest clients, lost most funding and have deeply tarnished the club’s image. They can’t even do layoffs right.

Who ya gonna call? N. Allen Sawyer!

Yes, Sawyer, a political consultant to Mayor Silva and club board member, is always available to pooh-pooh the glaring incompetence of his associates.

Simas is laying low, and so is top exec Brenda Jones (at least, neither returned calls for comment). So Sawyer stepped up, armed apparently with his usual confidence that any fiasco can be explained away.

“Sawyer … said the organization is moving forward in a difficult transition,” the story says.

Yes, the organization is transitioning — to a shell of its former self. Thank an idiocracy that is tragic for the club but which would be amplified by several orders of magnitude if these people increase their influence or numbers in City Hall.

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