Good Op-Ed piece.
1.Commissioners should pledge not to comment on any applicants for County Jobs except for those that are direct reports to the commissioners office.
2. Someone should explain to the public why the commissioners would have an interest in influencing hiring decisions.
3. The voting public may not be outraged at what you report but they should consider the impact on morale if employees know the fix is in regarding promotion and advancement. The Commissioners "hands off" pledge must include decisions regarding promotions as well.
4. Putting the jobs on the internet is good, but does not fix the problem. The only thing that fixes the problem is strong ethical decision making supported by actions.
June 5, 2016 at 5:05 a.m.
I would encourage Mayor McNally to run and win the 2017 election without visiting the electoral board simply to prove the Vindicator's impotence regarding public affairs.
May 15, 2016 at 4:11 p.m.
It is possible to break a law and uphold the public trust. Both conditions should be considered separately and together, but neither alone should be the sole determinant of a voters decision.
It is properly noted, with some backhanded effort that it is the voters decision to determine a candidates qualifications, but declaration of what the decision should be is shallow absent consideration of performance in office.
May 8, 2016 at 7:50 a.m.
April 29, 2016 at 5:07 p.m.
Bertram, I wish you or your editors would specify when your Sunday column is a reprint from a previous edition.
April 24, 2016 at 6:42 a.m.
Go get ehm Jason
April 16, 2016 at 9:14 p.m.
People should be expected to obey the law. My greatest concern is that if the funds raised are mixed with the general fund of municipality then the discipline derived from the voters passing of tax levis is diminished.
If this law is passed voters in the municipality should insist on fines being segregated and funds used for purposes other than the ones used through general fund dollars. (Economic Development, Community Centers, Infrastructure Projects (in lieu of bond issues). My concern is not people getting stopped, obey the speed limit. My concern is it becomes a new piggy bank, and if successful, guess what, fines go up, enforcement goes up, without any say from voters.
April 13, 2016 at 10:18 a.m.
I hope that state increases funding for maintenance of Route 11 because I won't be driving through Girard anymore.
April 12, 2016 at 6:58 a.m.
So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. 8 And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground. 9 And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last.
April 4, 2016 at 10:12 p.m.
I do not know what the cost is for the sports program, but a penny spent on this initiative is to much money. One of the dumbest ideas I have seen.
March 31, 2016 at 6:19 a.m.