Birds of a feather ...
Here’s yet another example of the local government pulling a fast one on the citizens of Routt County.
Your county commissioners refuse to cut ties with an auditing firm who profiteered by re-utilizing confidential research that your tax dollars paid $14,000 for.
…They flock together…
Says your commissioners: “Nothing to see here.” With an added dismissive undertone from the county unelected bureaucrat: “Move along county taxpayer, move along.”
Well, the EXACT wording was….after hand delivering the letter (click on below) to the Routt County Board of Commissioners Office, this response from an email penned by County Manager, Mr. Sullivan:
“I have discussed your letter regarding the contract with McMahon and Associates, LLC (the Auditor) with the Board as well as the fact that the Auditor apparently ensured Patrick that the matter would remain confidential and yet failed to follow through on that assurance. Those matters are of deep concern for the Board and will be of future import in examining the current and future relationship with this Auditor and in future bid processes. The County will continue to do its diligence in protecting the integrity of County functions and receiving quality service where the statutory mandates are concerned. A reaction at this time on the part of the County in discharging the Auditor due to this matter alone may very well disserve the interests of the County. That said, I appreciate your efforts to notify the Board of your concerns about the Auditor.”
Routt citizens, this is a prime picture of your government rulers at work. The county paid $38,500 last year for this auditing firm.
No need to fire a third party working for your county that is profiteering from your hard-earned tax dollars. No need to do what is right for the county. No need to follow rule of law.
Complacency overrules ethical and principled values. I am speechless with this decision. Routt County, you deserve better.
Continue below to read the entire hand delivered letter...