Thursday, March 02, 2006

Taxpayer League praises Inspector General

"Our elected officials should not chastise [Inspector General Thomas Dagley] for doing a very difficult job, but rather thank him for his diligence and encourage him to continue his efforts," a leader of a local taxpayers' group writes in the Gazette.

"The Montgomery County Taxpayers League supports the work of Mr. Dagley and his staff. They were forthright in the Clarksburg and Seven Locks reports, and their investigations uncovered not just problems in county bureaucracy, but, perhaps more importantly, the fact that many citizens have lost faith and confidence in county government.

"Intelligent open government is critical to restoring that faith and confidence. County Council members must resolve that OIG will have their support and encouragement, and the statutory basis to continue the very challenging mission of promoting fiscal, legal and ethical accountability in county government."