Call it a last-ditch effort. A Hail Mary pass.
Whatever it’s called, a Tuesday motion by the Madera County Board of Supervisors could mark the final chance to end a several-month-long feud within administrative offices without the need for outside reviews or legal action and, as an extension, put the county’s finances back on a unified track.
The board, in a 4-0 vote — supervisor Manuel Nevarez was absent Tuesday — moved to continue a vote to retain outside auditing firm Hemming Morse, Inc. for quarterly reviews of the Madera County Treasurer-Tax Collector’s Office until next month.
At a maximum cost of $9,500 each visit, Hemming Morse would perform reviews of the tax collector’s office to ensure changes were being implemented to bring more than a dozen deficiencies found in its operations earlier this year under control...