Previously I pointed you to Fox River Grove Republican Precinct Committeeman Andrew Gasser’s article on salaries paid employees by the McHenry County Mental Health Board.
Last Thursday, Gasser broadened his analysis to look at what most people would call administrative overhead.
It “pays out 20.96% in salaries and administrative costs.”
And the twenty-year Navy-Air Force Veteran doesn’t even put an exclamation mark at the end of the that sentence.
Gasser expresses his irritation at the way the over $13 million annual budget figures are presented on the Mental Health Board’s web site:
“…documents you will see that they have been printed, then scanned, and then inserted into this document.
“This is by design as to not allow people to easily examine the numbers.
“If you want to run any analysis in Microsoft Excel you cannot simply use a program that takes PDF data and turns it into a spreadsheet.
“You can either file a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request or you can type it in yourself.”
The 708 Board would not get an “A” for transparency.
Gasser took the time to type in all the numbers and presents a spreadsheet that people can download.
I encourage you to read Gasser’s analysis.