The Sacramento Bee highlighted CALA's report on city and county spending on litigation costs in an article titled, "Whistleblowers, thanks for a job well done."
The article said:
"Public money that goes to the payment of lawsuits doesn't go to other important expenditures," said Marko Mlikotin, CALA's northern regional director.
County Counsel Robert Ryan said he couldn't dispute the underlying facts.
"If we didn't have to spend money on lawsuits and settlements, we'd be able to spend it on something else," Ryan said.