Although the Ventura County district attorney has said there was no impropriety in contracts awarded by the Channel Islands Harbor master, Supervisor John Flynn, whose accusations prompted the investigation, says his concern was justified.
Flynn said in a written statement Friday that "larger issues of trust" were at stake in his call for an investigation into contracts that Lyn Krieger awarded to a marina operator at the harbor.
The "issue of criminal conduct needed to be investigated," Flynn wrote.
He added that he hoped a separate review now being conducted by the Ventura County Grand Jury would "carefully weigh the evidence, come to the proper conclusions and thereby fulfill its duty to the people of Ventura County."
In a one-page report released Jan. 30, Dist. Atty. Gregory Totten said he found no evidence for Flynn's accusation in October that Krieger had awarded an improper "sweetheart deal" to a harbor lessee earlier in the year. Totten said investigators in his office had reviewed extensive lease documents and conducted numerous interviews.