|Ann with her husband, John|
Ann Achatz' idea failed to generate the hoped for $300,000 last year. The numbers have been tallied. During a bad year for real estate, this parcel fee brought actually brought $401,770 into County coffers, around $100,000 more than was predicted.
That's the equivalent of eight county jobs.
Ann is one of the department heads who are the backbone of County government. Politicians come and go, but they stay thirty or more years.
Unfortunately, this success has gone to her head. Now she's threatening to charge me an oxygen fee for breathing in her office.