Found in an email from Steve Willson:
The real reason the lame duck MCC board will extend Smith’s contract at their last meeting can be explained quickly and easily using a simple 4×4 grid.
In short, this is a payoff, a naked grab for taxpayer money.
The lame duck board wants to see Smith get a big going away present, like Packard got, if the new board decides her style of leadership (recommending consultants with conflicts of interest; overseeing falsified responses to FOIA requests) is not compatible with their goals.
I just wish the [Cynthia] Kisser, [Mary] Miller and [Linda]Liddell would just come clean about their real reason and say flat out,
“We want to stick the taxpayers with a big bill if the new board jettisons Smith as we expect.”
Cover stories that Smith met the old board’s goals so the new board should be stuck with her for two more years don’t hold water.