On Monday night, she and Hellertown's Stephanie Kovacs cooked up some kind of deal to depose Jay Finnigan as Authority Chair. But they forgot to talk to anybody else. So when Priscilla nominated Stephanie as Chair, and Stephanie nominated Priscilla as Vice Chair, both motions fell on their face for lack of a second.
One thing I've noticed, both in the one meeting I've attended and the others I've watched on the County's video page, is that Priscilla even turns approval of the minutes a major ordeal, with a litany of minor changes that should be included. She's apparently unaware there's a frickin' webcast.
But if you want to see a real anal retentive in action, check out the tail end of Monday night's webcast, when copies of the annual report were handed out. DeLeon wanted Solicitor's Opinions from Scott Allinson added, and explained that she meant his formal, written opinions.
"We did pay him for his services," she snarked.
Jay Finnigan said they could just be pulled from the minutes, and Priscilla gave Allinson another barb. "We don't need to pay you again."
A little confused, Allinson didn't know whether she wanted copies of the informal opinions he gives during meetings, in addition to his written opinions.
"I think you hear what you think you hear when I say things," responded DeLeon in her third shot. She then reversed herself and said if Allinson gives an informal opinion during a meeting, it should be excerpted out and added to the annual report.
A little confused, Allinson wondered whether he was being asked to excerpt his opinions from meetings and write up memos about them, which would obviously be time-consuming. "I'm sorry. I'm speaking English. I'm sorry you don't understand." Zinger #4. DeLeon then reversed herself again, saying only written opinions need be included.
A little confused, Allinson said he'd do whatever the Chair directs him to do, in writing. But Finnigan was confused, too.
Authority VP Deb Hunter assumed the role of translator and suggested that DeLeon wanted informal opinions rendered during meetings included in the annual report, too. DeLeon said that's what she wanted and asked Allinson, "Isn't that why you're here?" Shot #5.
Finnigan then polled the Board. The men (Mayor Yob, Commissioner Nolan and Finnigan) only wanted written opinions. But in a battle of the sexes, the women (Stephanie Kovacs, Deb Hunter and Priscilla) wanted everything. Then DeLeon reversed herself again and said she only wanted written opinions..
A little confused, Finnigan responded, "I think that's what we said."
At this point, Allinson said, "I'm crystal clear."
Finnigan mumbled, "We have no clue."