Thursday, April 18, 2019
Does NorCo Council Really Need a New Staffer?
McGee said that Council would seek resumes from anyone who might be interested, but this has the stench of cronyism all over it.
Council member John Cusick, who has served as President said he sees no need for it, and his comments were echoed by Peg Ferraro, who also served as President.
In contrast to these veterans of county government, McGee has only been there a year.He said this "Deputy"could do research, something the current Clerk already does for an extremely high salary that is on par with cabinet officials and higher than the amount paid to Executive Lamont McClure.
Here's an idea. Why not let the current Clerk earn her salary?
Here's another idea. Why not hire someone in the Civil Division, or give the low-paid employees there a bump?
Ron Heckman, the current Council President, went into along-winded attempt at justifying this new hire Along the way, he mentioned that his grandparents were farmers, which has nothing to do with anything.
To be fair to McGee, he made clear that he was proposing this as something to consider, but sees no need for an immediate decision.
It's a dumb idea that will only irritate hard-working county employees whose own staffing and salary needs are ignored.
But it will be a great job for a crony who can walk the halls.