Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, local Democratic Party at odds over nonprofits' City Hall presence
He may be a Democrat (or Not). He may have just won re-election. But Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson apparently still has a long way to go to impress the local Democratic Party.
In the latest sign of how fractured that relationship remains, the Democratic Party of Sacramento County has urged city officials to investigate the use of City Hall resources by Johnson's nonprofit organizations.
Party chair Kerri Asbury told City Manager John Shirey in a letter last week that "there appears to be an illegal gift of public funds to nonprofits and/or individuals related to office space at and use of City Hall."
Asbury was referring to the mayor's various nonprofits that handle initiatives ranging from creating a plan for a downtown sports arena to promoting