Yesterday, our County Judge, Veronica Escobar, made her case again for creating a County Administrator position.
This kinda of like the strong-mayor versus council-manager debate. Both sides may have a point, but ultimately, it is garbage in, garbage out.
But then again, I said "kinda".
Max was thinking again, I know, and yes, my head hurts. But Max was thinking about our friends further east on I-10 in Harris County.
Yeah. Harris County.
A county that is 1,778 square miles large, and home to over 4 million people. El Paso County by comparison is about 1,018 square miles and home to over 800,000 people.
So it is fair to say that Harris County is one big motherphucker. Yet as big of a motherphucker it is, it appears the County does not have a County Administrator. How does it manage?
Escobar repeatedly cites the reconstruction of the Sportspark and and low water levels as reason El Paso County needs a County Administrator. This is though kinda of like going to a doctor with a broken arm, but the doctor saying that not only you need a cast, but you also need to be on a wheelchair during time you have the cast, and you are given painkillers. It is a case of overprescription.
If anything, the more appropriate response would have been to conduct more appropriate oversight of Parks and Recreation.
Escobar being the liberal that she is, her knee-jerk response is to add more bureacracy. Which is kinda odd given that she is a liberal you would think she would have a natural interest in making sure government runs efficiently.
And if you really want to be cynical, you could say the position is being created to insulate the County Judge from any responsbility.