Thursday, December 11, 2014
Brown, Allen Ignore Controller's Travel Expense Memo
As of the close of business yesterday, Barron informs me that his memo has been greeted with silence. In fact, the Executive has re-directed a county-owned car from Gracedale to Allen's Department of Administration.
Basically, they're daring him to take them on, instead of sitting down to discuss the matter like grown-ups.
Barron's Solicitor is currently considering a surcharge, which is the imposition of personal liability on public officials who negligently or willfully misuse the public purse. If he goes that route, Brown and Allen are on their own. They have no right to use the County's legal advisors in a matter of personal liability.
John Stoffa had to hire a private attorney when a group of taxpayers attempted unsuccessfully to surcharge him, Ron Angle and even me.