Oh, the day in the life of Max.
Max received an emailed explaining the virtue of having a county administrator.
Max is being told that the proposed county administrator position is about "...creating stability and continuity in a government that has been susceptible to corruption".
Is this emailer suggesting that Veronica Escobar and her soon-to-be majority is susceptible to corruption?
Never mind that.
I do not see how this position would prevent corruption.
I have seen no evidence to suggest that an additional administrative position at the County would not be any more or any less susceptible to corruption.
Think about it.
A school district superintendent is very much an administrator that serves an elected board. Yet not too long ago we had a superintedent from school district end-up in handcuffs.
Something we also need to consider compared to school boards and City Council, our County Commissioners and County Judge are paid quite well.
County Judge Veronica Escobar makes over $80,000, while Mayor Oscar Lesser makes $45,000.
As I said before, the County has a lot less of a workload than the City. So it makes no sense that a well-paid elected board, Commissioners Court, and its staff, needs to create an additional department. Well, take it back, it would make sense if only the Commissioners Court voted to decrease their own salary.
Another thing that this person that emailed me did not address is that fact that other counties seem to do just fine without this position that Escobar is proposing.
This proposed county administrator position is nothing more than a feel-good proposal, and not "good public policy."