Should county controller be appointed? Around Town, posted by Editor, The Almanac Online, on Oct 25, 2012 at 10:50 am
With San Mateo County government in its fifth year of annual workshops on structural deficits, Measure C offers voters an opportunity to consider a related issue: Should the county's chief accountant be elected, as is currently the case, or appointed by the county manager, subject to approval by the Board of Supervisors?
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Posted by acomfort, a resident of the Menlo Park: Suburban Park/Lorelei Manor/Flood Park Triangle neighborhood, on Oct 25, 2012 at 12:59 pm
"Controllers do not have voting, policy or budgeting authority; rather, they fill an important functional position that would benefit from the kind of careful vetting of qualifications that comes from an interview and hiring process."
You have a good list of what the Controller does not do . . . It would be helpful if you would if you would add a list of the duties of the Controller does do.
Posted by Michael G. Stogner, a resident of another community, on Oct 25, 2012 at 1:36 pm
Residents do not forget our Controller Tom Huening resigned shortly after our County Manager had a 4 hour closed door session and resigned. What they both had in common was they understood simple math and both knew we can not afford a new jail and staffing.