In a move reeking of irony and rotting fish, Don Norman of TRIC told Pat Whitten that he has no further intention of interfering with Storey County politics.
Lance Gliman wrote a similar letter suggesting that after he and Norman poured 142k into the effort to recall Antinoro and pouring lies and garbage into the mailboxes of Storey County voters, they are now going to assume the role of benevolent Switzerland should Antinoro be recalled.
Given that the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center gets way more in county resources than they and their tenants contribute, it is remarkable that Don Norman should think he would have a say in anything relating to the county.
TRIC is a drain on county resources and especially reliant on the Sheriff’s office; 40% of the calls made by the Sheriff’s Office were in the north end of the county. With all the traffic, accidents and moving violations generated by the workers at TRIC, we can only wonder why Mr Norman thinks he has the right to any type of influence over any part of the process.
Team Gilman would have never subjected the citizens to the polarizing effect of the recall effort had it not been for the Washoe County resident who thinks he knows what is best for the taxpayers who shoulder the tax burden of Don Norman, Lance Gilman and the rest of the tax escapers at the Center.
Thanks, Mr. Norman, but the actions on your part have been poisonous to our community. They represent a reprehensible display of low standards, unethical behavior and an inappropriate intrusion of the members of the public.
If you were truly concerned about your prospective tenants vetting Storey County leadership you would insist Lance Gilman resign as our Commissioner and focus his attention where he is most qualified; attending to the sexual comfort of visitors and residents of the Reno area.
WELL….HMMM….I AM LAUGHING FROM SEVERAL THOUSAND MILES AWAY. ARE YOU HEARING ME , TEAM RECALL??
STOREY COUNTY ELECTED OFFICIALS AND APPOINTED POSITIONS, “COUNTY DEPARTMENT HEAD POSITIONS” WILL MAKE THE SELECTION WITHOUT TRIC AND MR NORMANS’ INPUT.
WE, THE RESIDENTS OF STOREY COUNTY HAVE A DULY ELECTED SHERIFF THAT ALREADY FILLS MR. NORMANS’ REQURIMENTS FOR “OUR” SHERIFF. BUT….AS HE IS “NOT BEHOLDING TO NO ONE BUT THE LAW” YOU AND YOUR TEAM RECALL WANT HIM OUT. MAYBE THIS JOB REQUIREMENT NOTED IN YOUR JOB DESCRIPTION SHOULD BE ELIMINATED AND SUBSTITUTED FOR WHAT YOU IN TRUTH DESIRE , IN “YOUR” SHERIFF…NOT OURS. BY THE WAY…AS A TINY BUSINESS PROPERTY TAX PAYER IN STOREY COUNTY, NOT ONE OF YOUR BIG NAME COMPANIES WITH MAJOR TAX ABATEMENTS…MY BUSINESS PROPERTY TAXES HAVE RISEN EVERY YEAR. NO ABATEMENTS FOR THE LITTLE PEOPLE.
FYI: THE SHERIFFS’ OFFICE IS NOT A COUNTY DEPARTMENT. BELIEVE IT OR NOT, IT IS AN INDEPENDENT ENTITY FROM THE COUNTY, THE SHERIFF IS “BEHOLDING” TO UPHOLD AND ENFORCE THE LAW TO ALL THE BUSINESSES, RESIDENTS, AND VISITORS TO STOREY COUNTY. I ADMIT THAT IT IS VERY GENEROUS OF YOU TO MAKE YOUR OFFER PUBLIC, ALMOST AT THE ELEVENTH HOUR. PERHAPS YOUR RECALL SUCCESS IS IN QUESTION? THE ONES THAT BENEFIT THE MOST FROM TRIC LAND SALES ARE MR. NORMAN,HIS TEAM RECALL, AND THE HIGHLY PAID COUNTY EMPLOYEES AT A CERTAIN LEVEL. I DO HAVE A VERY FAINT HOPE THAT THE “COUNTY DEPARTMENT HEADS” REMEMBER WHOM THEY REPRESENT, NOT ONLY NOW BUT ALWAYS. WE…THE RESIDENTS OF STOREY COUNTY, ELECTING BY MAJORITY, SHERIFF ANTINORO, NOW IN HIS SECOND TERM. REMEMBER “ALL ARE EQUAL IN THE EYES OF THE LAW, BUT THAT IS NOT ENOUGH..THE LAW MUST BE EQUAL IN THE EYES OF ALL.” SALVADOR ALLENDE, FORMER PRESIDENT OF CHILE.
The entire recall from the start untill now has been a shameful action reflecting on the residents, businesses, and county management in a very negative way. It demonstrates that the justice system is not really” innocent until proven guilty”, but a system that can be manipulated to guilty by any accusation that Team recall choses to invent or twist. Absolutely terrible advertisement for any place in the world. TRIC principal states that the “peospective buyers from top companies in the world, vet the county staff , just as they do our industrial park.” My opinion is that which state and county in the ones mentioned in his “letter” will chose the state and county that offers the most dollar amount of abatements for the most number of years. I congradulate the businesses that make the decision to locate in Nevada, the state decision makers for the winning offers for abatements, that bring these top notch companies into Nevada. BUT I DO NOT BELIEVE THE CORPORATE DECISION MAKERS PLACE THE OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF AS THE NUMBER ONE REASON FOR RELOCATING OR NOT TO STOREY COUNTY NEVADA. MONEY SPEAKS LOUDER THAN WORDS. I, AS AN INVESTOR WOULD QUESTION DEEPLY THE TYPE OF PEOPLE I AM DOING BUSINESS WITH, BUT AS LONG AS I HAVE THE MOST BENEFITS FOR MY CORPORATION, I WOULD NOT CARE. IN THE CASE OF LAW INFORCEMENT, I WOULD SAY…THE COUNTY STAFF CUTS THE SHERIFF BUDGET IN RETRIBUTION TO THE CURRENT SHERIFF. SERVICES ARE CUT TO THE BUSINESSES, VISITORS, AND RESIDENTS OF STOREY COUNTY AS A RESULT. YET AGAIN, WITH MY MASSIVE ABATEMENTS, I HIRE PRIVATE GUARD SERVICES TO PROTECT MY INVESTMENT. THUS, WHEN THERE IS A PROBLEM, I WOULD HAVE PROTECTION UNTIL AN OFFICER OF THE LAW IS AVAILABLE TO TAKE OVER. WHERE DOES THAT LEAVE THE REST OF US WITHOUT THESE MEANS TO PROTECT OURSELVES???