They are circling the wagons, defending Don Rainear.
Donald Rainear is going to do a great job getting the Cumberland County Improvement Authority back on firmer footing.
If you haven’t talked to him about it, you don’t know anything about it.
Nobody is blaming anybody at this point.
Nothing is ever as good as it seems or as bad as it seems.
And we can tell you, things were good for the CCIA.
Then, things beyond its control happened.
Things outside of Cumberland County.
It will never be the cash cow it once was.
There are some things Rainear still needs to find out before he can even begin to make recommendations.
And he will find them out.
Donald Rainear doesn’t speak before he knows what he’s talking about.
That’s why he’s the right man for this job right now.
Wish him luck.
There are some hard decisions that have to be made on a process the county already has over $3 million invested in.
Donald Rainear is nobody’s lackey and never has been.
If you were around when he was mayor of Bridgeton, you’d know that.
He’s been places people in Cumberland County government have not only never been, but never will be.
Put away your barbs before you wind up looking like a fool.
There are already enough people to pick on.
Don’t add Rainear to your list.
He’s the one who’s going to be making the big recommendation.
To the CCIA board.
They’re going to have to take his word for it, although he’ll be able to back it all up.
Somebody picked the right man for the job.
That he doesn’t want to stick around for more than a year in this capacity tells you he’s got bigger things to do.
Wow, Jack – that is some piece of prose. You are defending a man that is taking a very greedy $130,000 a year salary (a salary that was made up out of thin air with absolutely no legal mandate, Lou Magazzu could have insisted on a “sane $75,000 a year” which is more than enough for someone in Cumberland County, in Lou’s words) but will disparage sheriff candidates, surrogate candidates, clerk candidates for taking the legally mandated salary that is much less than $130,000 a year. Utter hypocrisy – if $75,000 is the magic number – then EVERY new employee should be held to that threshold, not just opponents in an election.
Has Don Rainear ever had a job where he wasn’t feeding from the public trough? Why hasn’t he ever lasted more than a few years at any single job if he is as qualified and shining a star as you would have us believe?
True, I have never met the man, and he may be eminently qualified. He might be the ticket – but anyone that comes up through Magazzu’s ranks comes tinged with suspicion. I can’t help but notice others that Lou has appointed: the slumlord Joe Veight as shared services coordinator who has cost the county more than he has saved; Todd Edwards at the CCUA getting paid and reaping benefits for a no-show position… need I continue? Lou has a less than exemplary record of endorsing qualified and diligent individuals, so excuse me if I reserve judgment on Rainear.
Oh – and it is alright to blame receding revenues f the CCUA on a waning economy – just be sure to credit the rebounding economy when those revenues pick up again.