According to my sources, a proposal is afoot at the Rood Center to rekindle merging the offices of treasurer-tax collector and auditor-controller. And if that’s not enough, there will be a proposal to merge the county’s assessor and clerk-recorder’s office as well.
The electorate likely will get to decide whether the proposal is a judicious cost-saving plan — or one that undermines “checks and balances.” And that might come in November.
Either way, it ultimately could lead to an election that pits Sue Horne against Gregory Diaz for the combined office of clerk-recorder and assessor. And that will be a “battle royal” between the left and the right — for nonpartisan posts, mind you.
Once again, those of us in the middle risk getting run over. Regardless, I’m looking forward to a quiet, peaceful vacation in July, enjoying all that the Sierra has to offer. We’re going camping ASAP.
Back at the ranch, my two cents would have been to let sleeping dogs lie.
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