Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Thank you, Maricopa County Board of Supervisors

Thank you for making me look far more prescient than I really am... :))

In Sunday's "coming week" political schedule post, I mentioned that the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors wasn't scheduled to meet this week, but that was subject to change.

Well, that change has happened.

On Wednesday at 10 a.m., there will be a special/executive session meeting. The public session of the meeting agenda is an item to appoint Susan Cooper as acting Public Fiduciary. Ms. Cooper is currently Guardian Administrator Supervisor in the Office of the Public Fiduciary. She has been working as a public fiduciary for many years, however, and there have been some criticisms of her job performance (as a fiduciary in general, not necessarily as one who is employed by the county) in the past, as illustrated by this Phoenix New Times' story from 1998.

A call out to the supes' press secretary Terri Mulholland, concerning the status of the current Public Fiduciary, Richard T. Vanderheiden, earned a quick call back. It turns out he is one of the county employees who is part of the early retirement program implemented to cut costs at the County.

The topic for the executive session isn't listed, but through my super-secret sources, I've narrowed down the possible topics to two -

1. Discussion of pending/ongoing litigation involving the County and/or the supes; or

2. The supes' weekly cribbage tournament.



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