MWatch has reported, along with the mainstream press, about the committees that were formed at the behest of the newly elected Republican majority in the county. We were told by the Republican leadership that these committees were comprised of “regular citizens” among others, for the purpose of finding ways for the county to reduce its profligate ways of spending. We are victims of a gigantic fraud, at least in one case.
I have received copies of the findings of the committees. So far I have only opened the Legal Committee, and I am appalled. We were lied to. The entire committee is a sham and a disgrace!
The so-called average taxpaying citizens that comprised the Legal Committee are ALL current or former attorneys, and one disgraced judge. The Library committee was not formed solely of former librarians. Why would there not be one real tax-paying citizen on the legal committee? This is worse than allowing the fox to guard the hen house; this is more akin to hiring Wyle E. Coyote as security for the roadrunner cage at the local zoo!
Does even one person not assume that a room full of attorneys will not be ensuring that they continue to keep the honey pot flowing for their own? There will be no reform – their biggest recommendation was to INCREASE the salary of the county counsel! With plenty of words and much double-speak, they have cloaked a spending INCREASE as a budget cutting measure. And there was not one average citizen allowed into these top-secret meetings to keep a watchful eye. There will be more to come on this subject, trust me.