A seven-member committee responsible for overseeing the county’s Office of Inspector General will evaluate the inspector general’s performance to date. They are asking for public comment on her performance.
From the very beginning, despite 72 percent of the residents in Palm Beach County overwhelmingly approving the idea of establishing the Office of the Inspector General, there have been factions trying to get rid of it.
Time after time, the residents spoke up at meetings to prevent diminishing the power and objectives of the inspector general. The people stood fast. They want the “Corruption County” label gone. There is only one way to do that, and that is to keep and fund our inspector general.
The current lawsuit of 14 cities on funding has hampered her performance to recruit staff and cover the cost of her office.
Another challenge is in the works. Once again we must meet it. Let your voice be heard again and again until we truly have an independent inspector general.