Letter: Oversimplified? (Bell)

Two frequent Apple Valley proponents for transparency from our inept Town Council failed to mention that Pat Orr is one of the prime supporters; the insiders who are responsible for their continued re-election. As to the organization chart, prior to the hiring of the new Town Manager, the entire job descriptions of the total unnecessary upper-level layer of assistant managers was rewritten so as to justify the positions they hold but to also give some of them huge raises in salary.

If due to legal ramifications, the three additional assistant managers cannot be summarily dismissed, then the personnel reporting to them, the ones who actually do the work, should be let go. That would require the overpaid bureaucrats to do something to justify being paid their obscene salaries. The personnel that actually do the work should be fully capable of reporting directly to the Town Manager and the Town Council. If not, they should go also.

Lee Bell, Apple Valley

Source: Daily Press