Saturday, December 31, 2011

All my lawyers

Judge Wettick must be feeling a bit like Susan Lucci at this point.  In the news is his: Ruling of the day as covered in more detail in the PG.  Certain amount of entertainment in it.


Shades of the Ed Schoenenberger story from his brief tenure as the county's chief assessment officer. I really had begun to wonder if he really existed, so off-grid he has been, but it turns out Ed is still out there (though he still has a far less public online presence and schedule than everyone's friend BK). I mean really out there.  South Dakota no less.


I wonder... Has anyone ever gone and audited Ed's contract? $80K a year to rarely even be in town and he himself all but says his job was to not get stuff done. yet there is some surprise over the current machinations?  Our own denial is our biggest enemy.  Poor guy was not even effective at being a whistleblower, but there has to be some story there worthy of follow up.  Paul vO's story there was not followed up by anyone to the best of my knowledge.

Rumor has it there is a new controller just elected who might have some purview over how county funds have been expended.

3 Comments:

Anonymous BrianTH said...

I wonder if after the reassessment is finally a fait accompli, the public might become interested in how much time and money was wasted on delaying, sabotaging, and in general futilely opposing the process.

Saturday, December 31, 2011 8:53:00 AM  
Blogger Conservative Mountaineer said...

Fitzgerald will say, eventually, "The assessments are Onorato's fault! Not mine!"

"The 20% tax increase is Onorato's fault! I didn't raise your taxes!"

Mark my words. He will pull that trick.. just as the delay (now) IS his doing. Not County Exec yet? Technically, yes. Pffft.

One other thing - Over/under on when hot-head Fitzgerald blow his stack? 6 months, max. One could say some of comments today are close, but.. he's not County Exec for about another 3 hours and not sworn in until (when?) tomorrow.

Saturday, December 31, 2011 9:12:00 PM  
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