Letter: Where is the shame in Grand County government?
November 4, 2014
To the Editor:
A recent grand jury investigation into Grand County leadership found, "…a county manager without any actual duties of oversight or power to manage most of the departments within the county."
This is an open letter to Commissioners Newberry, Linke and incoming Commissioner Manguso to let them know I'm more than willing to take over Ms. Curran's duties at the current rate of over $300 per day — every day of the year — including weekends and holidays. A job without any duties sounds exhausting. I'd have to figure out clever ways to spend my time wandering the newly renovated halls of the county buildings while looking busy and "managerial."
Of course, Mr. Newberry would probably aid my transition to the job, since he believes the Grand Jury's accusations, "…stem from a fundamental misunderstanding of county government." I'm ready to learn, Mr. Newberry. Of course, I prefer on-the-job training, so let's get this process started, shall we? I'll even open up a new bank account.
In all seriousness, where are the resignations? Where is the shame? Does anyone operate with integrity any more, or are we to suppose that even in small communities such as ours those concepts are dead?