While I have not listened to the audio of yesterday’s McHenry County Finance Committee, I have been told that Chairman Jack Franks’ effort to fund a newly-conceived “Inspector General” did not make the cut for next year’s budget.
It is not difficult to conclude that the Inspector General post was put forth to allow Franks to gain leverage over not only the departments that report to him, but also the independently-elected officials over which he has virtually no say.
For background, you can read the following articles:
- 9-13-18 County Auditor Shannon Teresi Attacks Jack Franks’ Inspector General Proposal as Duplicative, Waste of Taxpayers Money
- 9-14-18 Job Description of Jack Franks’ Inspector General
- 9-14-18 No Support Found for Jack Franks’ Inspector General Power Grab
- 9-16-18 Jack Franks Sneaks $98,000 Inspector General in Supplemental Budget for Tuesday Night Meeting
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Perhaps readers of the Northwest Herald will let us know if this defeat for Franks has been covered.