In a grasp for even more power Lou Magazzu is talking “shared services“.
Cumberland County and municipal governments need to share more services and even merge some operations to reduce the tax burden on residents.
That’s the bottom line county Freeholder Director Louis Magazzu will try to draw today at a luncheon meeting of the county’s three chambers of commerce.
I wonder if Lou will mention anything about his shared services coordinator, the slumlord Joe Veight. So far, the only sharing to come from Veight has been the burden of paying his salary to accomplish absolutely nothing. Complaints ring in from the townships regularly about his incompetence in that position.
While the concept of shared services is a grand idea, will the county actually provide the services our tax dollars are funding? Magazzu has a penchant for appointing political cronies into leadership slots for which they have absolutely no experience or qualification.
The county has more than doubled spending under Lou’s leadership, and one has to wonder if there will be any actual costs savings under any shared services plan in which the county takes a leading role.