Conservative or Liberal, Deist or Pagan, Jersey transplant or Lehigh Valley native, we're all in this mess together. Let's talk. Let us do no harm. Today's one-liner: "The shortest way to the distinguishing excellence of any writer is through his hostile critics." Richard LeGallienne
Right after Solcitor nominee Ryan Durkin was finished telling Northampton County Council how easy it is to "apprehend" a Home Rule Charter and Administrative Code, Controller Steve Barron presented a long overdue audit of the Code's procurement provisions. His conclusion is that they "are unclear, inconsistent, and in some cases, overly restrictive." Given the fact that there have been at least four lawsuits in recent years regarding how the County's process for goods and services, Barron is obviously correct.
Barron is recommending the formation of a committee to revise the Administrative Code. This was supposed to have started last year, but never did. Maybe this year.