It is probably a good thing that County Commissioner Karen Marcus is retiring. She obviously has not been listening to her constituents for two years. I am referring to the commissioner’s statement that the inspector general’s office creates a duplicative tax on Palm Beach County residents because the county’s auditors already perform the same task.
Has Commissioner Marcus forgotten that approximately three-fourths of us voted for the IG office’s funding to come from the contractors, not the taxpayers? Furthermore, this plan was intended to make the inspector general’s position totally independent of those she might be investigating. County auditors monitoring county employees/officials could, in some cases, result in “the fox guarding the hen house.” It didn’t work so well in the case of three county commissioners and two city commissioners.
Come on, my fellow voters, make our representatives accountable for implementing and supporting what we voted for! We need an independent inspector general.
Royal Palm Beach