HEMET: Consultants should evaluate each other
Tuesday's curious hiring of a second pricey ex-police chief as a Hemet police and fire department consultant evoked lots of criticism.
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Since: Dec 11
#1 Dec 18, 2011
Is this right? sixteen police a day not working to protect us? i have not got any answers on this yet. i live in a poor part of town, and i need police in my neighborhood.
11:16 AM on 12/18/2011
Oh, and being bad at math, the same 4000 dollars a DAY that Nakamura is "spending" on two office bound (when they aren't busy being ill or crashing cars into the motoring public) cronies is the equivalent of, and PREVENTS a whopping SIXTEEN cops from patrolling our streets EVERY DAY.
That the average cop takes home a paltry 75 grand a year for risking his life to a traffic stop or domestic disturbance is the measuring stick, not his fully burdened rate.
Plugging benefits into the equasion unfairly loses sight of the fact that at their pinnacle, a consultant CAN ONLY TELL YOU WHAT YOU ARE ALREADY BEING PAID TO KNOW.
11:07 AM on 12/18/2011
How pathetic is it that voices of reason not only question a patently obvious gift of public funds cleverly disguised as a simple waste of money, only to be roundly ignored and dismissed.
Yet when a simpering lightweight gadfly entertainer raises the same objection, THEN the issue suddenly seems weighty enough to warrant a response from the head thief, er, chief in charge.
It really is as simple as a duck test: Nakamura did this very same thing in the city of Oregon City wnen he was city manager there.
OVER the objections of that
council, he "spent" TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS A MONTH on a "service" that was questionable enough that he left employment there, under a hail of suspicion, and at the verge of "criminal charges."
These are FACTS, not merely my acid tounged writing.
This has been brought to light on many occasions by several different sources. It seems this council has chosen to willfully disregard Nakamura's past and endorse an immensely questionable set of activities.
Kudos to Foreman and Youseff for raising the bar, at least getting it off the floor where it has been lying for the past couple of years now.
Nakamura's motives need to be more than questioned. This council OWES it to the citizens that elected them to have some honesty in their actions. Quite frankly, city managers truly are a dime a dozen. At the rate of pay that is routinely handed out, real talent can be had seven days a week.
If anyone seriously thinks it warrants a quarter of a million dollars a year plus the unfettered ability to loot the public treasury in broad daylight as necessary to retain a city manager, then there is no point in being incorporated.
Vertical integration of production has long been the cornerstone of economic success; last time I checked Walmart only followed the Standard Oil protocol. JP Getty would be turning over in his grave if he was to be confronted with the sales job of contracting out the city that Nakamura has been pushing down this council's throat.
To take a full service city and dismember it for personal gain, under the radar to line his own pockets, seems far more to be Nakamura's goal than to improve anything for the citizenry.
8:01 AM on 12/18/2011
the city manager needs to meet with the consultant so that the consultant can tell him what he is going to do--this seems backwards--isnt the city manager in charge and shouldnt he be telling the consultant what to do--who is working for whom? brings up a follow up question--is our city manager qualified?
Since: Oct 11
#2 Dec 19, 2011
It just gets better and better, doesn't it?
What a joke! CM is hired (at $200,000.00 PLUS PER YEAR) to "manage" a city, then spends potential millions in "consultants" and their car-crash lawsuit settlements!
Nakedmoron is a joke, but he IS getting over on all Hemet residents!
Gotta give him credit for that.
When will this end? I suppose a "City of Bell" scandal is in the works for Hemet. Sad.
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