It’s Time for Nadia Lockyer to Step Down

Six weeks ago, we wrote that calls for Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer to resign were premature. We contended that Lockyer needed time to get well, to recover from her substance-abuse problems. But over the past few weeks, a series of eye-popping news reports by Bay Area News Group reporters Josh Richman and Julia Prodis Sulek have made it clear that Lockyer’s problems are extremely serious and that she needs to resign from office and focus all her energy on taking care of herself. It could take a long time.

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