Tuesday, August 11, 2009

"Quiet week." Not a concept the Maricopa County Supes embrace

On Sundays, I write a post laying out the list of scheduled political meetings of boards and bodies that affect the area of Scottsdale and Tempe.

This week, I wrote that the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors was not scheduled to meet.

At the time, that was true.

What a difference a couple of days makes.

Now, they're planning to meet tomorrow at 10 a.m. in executive session.

A specific topic was not listed on the agenda, but my guess is that the meeting will have to do with Joe Arpaio's MCSO possibly violating labor laws by not paying overtime to its detention officers (to the tune of millions of dollars) [the reports are here and here, courtesy AZCentral.com], Arpaio's retaliatory investigation of the release of the overtime practices report, and the detention officers' $8 million lawsuit to recover some of the unpaid overtime.

Of course, the topic of the meeting could also be one of the scads of other lawsuits that the supes are part of.


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