That SANDAG told staffers to hide and delete records is perhaps the most shocking revelation to come from a bombshell report this week, but it isn’t the only major discovery in the document. The report also found that witnesses urged investigators to look into other major issues, that the agency’s chief and board chair misled board members and the public after the scandal broke and that the agency has been crippled by mismanagement.

Current and former San Diego Association of Governments board members said staff should have specifically flagged for the board that the agency had drastically cut down the amount of money it expected to raise from a 2004 tax increase months before the board decided to put it a measure on the ballot that predicted a much higher total.