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Posted on February 6 at 11:07 a.m.
Like calmbutdirect, I am also an employee of the County and echo his or her general statements.
I think the root of the problem with the working atmosphere is basic political culture. People don't want to screw up because they think the stakes are so high so they end up engaging in the long list of bad things government is known for: forming committees to decide whether to form a committee, setting things up so that they don't have to take the blame when it fails, and of course, general butt kissing.
Is there something undemocratic about the CEO structure? Yeah. Does it allow us to expedite what we do? Yeah. Is that a good thing? Sometimes, sometimes not. But what I didn't quite agree with was the notion that the CEO's office is some kind of informational Fort Knox from which all fear flows. It's laughable to think that the Supervisors are victims in dealing with the CEO's office and department heads when they are the ones who had electronic locks installed on their doors and kevlar installed under the dais in the board hearing room, not to mention the bulletproof glass shield at the back of the hearing room.
The moral of the story is both CEO and Supervisors are afraid of one thing - the public. And why shouldn't they be when stories like this get printed?
On Executive Privileges
Posted on January 22 at 4:23 p.m.
So miles 23 and 24 include a run UP Cliff Dr.? Ouch.
On Santa Barbara Marathon Ready to Open Registration
Posted on August 5 at 1:06 a.m.
lack of affordable housing + decorative trash cans and lights - money to pay cops and teachers = increase in murder.
On Police Release Details of State Street Shooting
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