Mysterious $12 Million Settlement Appears on Shasta Supes’ Consent Agenda. What is It for?

Questions are swirling over a mysterious item that appeared on the Shasta County Board of Supervisors’ consent agenda last week. 

The Record Searchlight first broke the story.

“Shasta County’s Board of Supervisors is set to vote Tuesday on whether to approve transferring $12 million to its risk management account in order to cover a recent ‘unanticipated’ negotiated settlement," the publication reported. "But who the county has reached a settlement with remains a mystery.”

Supervisor Tim Garman said he doesn’t know what the settlement was about or who it was for. He pulled the item from the agenda because of the lack of information.

Supervisor Patrick Jones said the settlement was related to a court case that was several years old. He explained that he would need to check with the County Counsel’s Office before providing more detail.

If the county pays for the settlement through insurance, that could raise its insurance rates.

Read more about the enigmatic settlement here