In Jim Boyajian’s long-winded manifesto in this publication on May 8, he lays out a case to retain the current appointed auditor/controller for Madera County. What he fails to disclose is his interest in seeing that the existing regime remains the same.
First, he fails to disclose that he is currently paid $75 per hour to “consult” with the appointed auditor/controller while receiving a county pension. Second, he has been working as assistant auditor/controller for the past eight years — the same years during which this department fell further and further behind in its mission.
So, as Mr. Boyajian argues for the retention of the status quo, he has a vested financial interest in keeping everything the same. The same person that has been mentoring the appointed auditor/controller was part of the management team that failed the county so miserably for the past eight years.
What’s wrong with this picture?
Karen V. White,