Thursday, July 19, 2018

GPA: McClure Appoints Himself, Lori Vargo Heffner

Late last month, General Purpose Authority Chair Shawn Langen was invited to appear before County Council to explain some of strange happenings in what Executive Lamont McClure has called a "rogue" authority. Langen had publicly complained that it would be a "dog and pony show." After suggesting to Council that they lacked his understanding of high finance, he refused to answer a Lori Vargo Heffner question, asking him to explain what he did for a living. It might make him late for a dinner party.

In the wake of that disastrous performance, both Peg Ferraro and Mike Dowd resigned from the GPA's seven member board.

McClure has appointed himself and Lori Vargo Heffner to replace them.

Council is set to confirm these appointments tonight.

Earlier this year, McClure appointed Paul Anthony and Frank Pintabone to the Board.

What this means is that the Executive will soon be in control of the GPA.


Anonymous said...

Now Fire Lucious and that ridiculous law firm from Philadelphia

Anonymous said...

Langen’s supreme arrogance on display. Finally looks like the end of Team Lushis and Langen.

Anonymous said...

Let the sunshine in !

Anonymous said...

Is this appropriate? This is a government overreach of an independent authority. This happens after someone on county council did a witch hunt on this authority.

LVCI said...

government overreach of an independent authority-- witch hunt
Since when is government oversight how taxpayers' money is spent either of those things?

Anonymous said...

It's a start!