Govt. delay leaves customers unprotected

December 29, 2008 5:21:53 PM PST
A bureaucratic delay is keeping California consumers from getting all of the help and protection they need.

A new consumer-oriented government board is supposed to help consumers when a car dealership goes out of business, but it isn't helping any consumers at all.

California car dealerships are tossing in $1 for every car sold and that money is to be paid out to consumers by that board. However, there's a problem.

State officials, including legislators, the governor, and attorney general are not appointing board members.

"They're not here today, plus they had time to fundraise. They've had since October of last year just to name people to the board. That's all they had to do, is name the people, and those people can do their job," said Automotive Consumer Activist Rosemary Shehan.

The board is supposed to start its work on January 1, 2009.


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