Strange goings on at the Board of County Supervisors lately as they cancel a press conference to announce their pick for County Executive, and then go into closed session to discuss the matter. Following that session, no announcement is made. My guess is that the worst possible potential candidate, Melissa Peacor, is slated for the position but elected officials are getting some pointed constituent input about the matter and are second-guessing the choice. If this is the case, they should.
Peacor was a notorious crony of the Craig Gerhardt crew that was responsible for a host of problems including a stunning lack of oversight that allowed the Office of Information Technology to start bid-rigging and stealing millions of taxpayer dollars that were then sent overseas. I’ve even heard tapes of Melissa Peacor haranguing employees who were victims of workplace sexual harassment in an effort to cover up the abominable behavior of other senior county employees by attacking the victim. Peacor shouldn’t be promoted, but fired.
Which brings me to perhaps the most interesting question of all. If the corrupt cronies in county government are able to engineer their re-establishment of power in county government, what dirt did they have on members of the Board of Supervisors that could have been used to blackmail them into even considering such an outrageous pick?
The coming days should be very interesting, indeed.
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