STATEMENT OF SUPERVISOR MICHELLE STEEL ON THE INITIATIVE TO CREATE A COUNTY ETHICS COMMISSION
“As the County recovers from the two decades long bankruptcy, the last thing we need is a million dollar golden hammer in search of a two penny nail.
My primary concern about creating a new government bureaucracy to oversee campaigns and elections here in the County is the cost and that it would only affect a relatively few number of candidates running for the 12 County offices – Supervisor (5 districts), District Attorney, Sheriff-Coroner, Auditor-Controller, Treasurer-Tax Collector, Assessor, Clerk-Recorder and the County Superintendent of Schools. According the Registrar of Voters, on average there are only 25 candidates in a 4-year election cycle that run for County offices. Continue reading