I would like to add to the gentleman who wrote about nepotism in Brawley. The city of Imperial did the same thing four or five months ago when a city councilwoman created and approved a position for her own husband, who is employed by the city, and had this position modified in order for him to qualify.
Despite the fact that he lacks qualifications and experience, he was given a 17-percent increase in pay.
Nepotism not only exists between family members but among friends as well. Other states have an ethics commission that enforces laws on city governments preventing this and other types of corruption, but I am unaware about any agencies or laws that prevent nepotism in the state of California.