MORE CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
When does this dishonesty come to a complete halt. How can a board with ties to an agency with a different agenda make for an environment of success and fairness for all the stake holders. As an example can a water board serve with distinction if some board members have ties to the CUP? Should an elected official use his or her office to enhance their business by suggesting that not using their business may stand in the way of a citizen receiving some requested permission? In the coming weeks, more information will be exposed on these issues and more.
WHAT IS THE REAL COST OF GOVERNMENT?
Should elected officials be allowed to appoint themselves to boards where they receive some type remuneration? Should board members be paid for their service? Should they be paid even if they do not attend each meeting? Should the board be so caviler with taxpayer money, they pay a Christmas bonus? Some of the bonuses have exceeded 500 dollars. The question is still asked; What is the real cost of government and how much of the real cost is hidden from the view of the public? In the coming weeks and months the payments to elected officials will be made public. And the public will be able to see how certain leaders use board payments and appointments to reward certain ones for their loyalty to a certain line of thinking
Citizens will see how the lack of transparency and accountability has led to a practice that has gone unnoticed for years and has allowed even a bigger waste of taxpayer funds.
WILL CERTAIN GOVERNMENTS CONTINUE TO SPEND WITH NO THOUGHT FOR TOMORROW?
The latest investigation shows that spending is not a problem for some agencies. They believe, that spending is necessary to keep the confidence of the public. Taxpayer funds are looked upon as free money and if you have this so called free money, there is only one thing to do, spend it.
Fiscal responsibility is an unknown term.
There is a project that has now become a done deal. More will be exposed on how this came about with so little public impute. Citizens will see how getting away with the minimum as outlined by the state in notification and public hearings, opened the door to spending more, so much more, that future generations will struggle to put a dent in the debt.