Thanks for reading. I am accepting comments as they come and will approve them if they are appropriate, whether I agree with them or not.
I will be writing my opinion on all this soon, including my take on what I believe to be self-serving behavior that is at the very least unethical, and in some ways, as referenced in the preceding texts, illegal.
The questions which remain here after whatever dust settles are threefold; will the County work with resolve to correct these problems permanently, as many of us elected officials are trying to do? Will the public pay enough attention to hold elected officials and those employees in other bastions of power accountable? And will Judge Ferguson be able to appoint a County Auditor who forces us to all toe the line on getting this straight or at least make it very difficult to operate without transparency?
I am aware I am putting myself at risk of being not just picked on, but being put in a potentially dangerous situation by speaking out. I am not married and have no wife or kids that people can target, therefore I am the perfect candidate within internal County government to speak out and I expose only myself to retribution.
I ask you citizens to demand better. However you can do it. There are many of us working to make it happen, but we need the support of the people. Demand better.
More later- David