Public needs to know where money goes

A belated congratulations (Mary Lisa Boose) on your Nov. 1 page one story headlined "JFS hikes bosses' pay in midst of union talks." It was very much in the public interest for you to publish that. Just as much in the public interest would be some figures on the retirement pensions that these folks will be getting. I'm sure a lot of people would like to see those numbers. I used to live in a small town in western Colorado, Palisade (pop. 2000), where editor Bob Dougherty used to print every single expenditure of the town government in the back of the Palisade Tribune near the classifieds. And I mean every expenditure if someone bought a couple of reams of paper at Sanders Office Supply, that would be in there. You can bet that money was spent very carefully in that little town.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010

 

A belated congratulations (Mary Lisa Boose) on your Nov. 1 page one story headlined "JFS hikes bosses' pay in midst of union talks." It was very much in the public interest for you to publish that. Just as much in the public interest would be some figures on the retirement pensions that these folks will be getting. I'm sure a lot of people would like to see those numbers.

I used to live in a small town in western Colorado, Palisade (pop. 2000), where editor Bob Dougherty used to print every single expenditure of the town government in the back of the Palisade Tribune near the classifieds. And I mean every expenditure if someone bought a couple of reams of paper at Sanders Office Supply, that would be in there. You can bet that money was spent very carefully in that little town.

Again, congratulations on a fine article,

Carl Goodwin

Norwalk

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citizen4change ...

I still can't believe they are giving people raises at that Joint. Come on, you have Clerks in Child Support who give out personal information on cases that they are working on. When supervisors are told, they do NOTHING about it. They use their mainframe systems to access peoples personal information. Not working on cases, but using the systems to gain information to use for their own personal use. Until all of the stuff stops and they clean house getting rid of people who do that stuff, i think they SHOULD NOT recieve any pay raises whatsover. In fact i think i might call the doctor whos innformation was told and tell him, maybe he could call and raise some cane or something. Especially if i start naming amounts and everything else that was discussed.

to citizen4chan...

You keep talking about clerks at child support giving out personal information. Have you done anything to bring this persons name to light other than get on here and rant. If you are that upset, please name names and report.