The report of a Palm Beach County grand jury was released last week that said the county is “facing a crisis of trust in public governance” because three county and two West Palm Beach city commissioners have pled guilty to federal corruption charges over the last several years.

“While some tentative efforts are being made within the county government to combat the pervasive perception of corruption, the core aspects of effective governance — accountability and transparency — are not being adequately addressed,” said the report, which comes on the heels of a bond scandal in the county that put a local investment banker behind bars.

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