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Should county controller be appointed?

Original post made on Oct 25, 2012

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?

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 6:10 PM

Comments

Posted by Michael G. Stogner, a resident of another community
on Oct 25, 2012 at 10:50 am

This should be a clue, This is supported by Carole Groom who was appointed and Bob Alder who was appointed, and he got an 11% raise.

VOTE NO on Measure C


Posted by acomfort, a resident of Menlo Park: Suburban Park/Lorelei Manor/Flood Park Triangle
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.
Thanks


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.

Protect our Controller vote NO on Measure C