They say Democrats are known for raising taxes and going on spending sprees. We Republicans are supposed to be fiscally conservative. Speaking as a voting Republican and 15-year resident of this county, I hope the new commissioners will not dump $155, 000 by firing the new manager. And please, no arguments that it’s not their fault. Regardless of how Mrs. Coto was hired, the fact is she is the new county manager. In a budget crisis, don’t try and defend wasting $155, 000 by saying that someone else is to blame. Accept the cards that are dealt.
As to how she was hired, I find that equally disgusting. A majority going out of power couldn’t wait two, three weeks until after the election? In the Weekly’s article, it states she’s been out of work since 2009. What was the rush, besides just trying to spite the new commissioners?