Thursday, March 02, 2006

County leaders show 'disdain for citizens groups'

The reports of Inspector General Thomas Dagley, and Montgomery County leaders' responses to them, show official "disdain" for the public, according to a leader of a local taxpayers' group.

The IG reports, Montgomery County Taxpayers' League board member French Caldwell writes in the Gazette, "illustrate failures in bureaucratic decisionmaking, disregard for rules and procedures that are meant to ensure fiscal and legal accountability, and disdain for citizens groups that are ignored to the point that they become semi-professional activists just to get heard."