As a former two-term county supervisor I believe I can speak from experience and personal observations in regards to some of the personnel mentioned in the recent Grand Jury Report.
County Supervisors Rodriguez, Rodgers and Wheeler have it correct. County Administrative Officer Fleming has a very difficult job to do, especially during these fiscal times. He and the board are making significant progress in transforming the county business model.
If it was going to be easy some of the current long-time elected officials mentioned in the report and past retired folks working behind the scenes would have fixed it under their watch; instead they elected to protect their self-interests. Resisting change is not new but it is past time to bring trustworthiness, accountability and efficiency into the Treasurer-Tax Collector’s office.
The Board of Supervisors and the County Administrative Officer have dealt with many long-term issues such as the Auditor- Controller’s office, Fairmead Solid Waste Management contracts, Resource Management Agency and untold hundreds of small issues.
As I have always said — a new broom sweeps clean. Keep sweeping Eric.
Madera County supervisor, retired