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June 18th Commission Meeting – Barde Blog

The June 18th Storey County Commission Meeting was one for the ages.

It contained a microcosm of what Storey County residents have been forced to endure for nearly seven years. Or seven decades.

  • Self-congratulation complete with dislocated shoulders from self-backpatting and sniffly little tears of sadness
  • Deceptive and disingenuous description of potentially illegal acts performed by Golden Good Old Boys
  • Declaration of Good Old Boy magnificence including an actual taking of the Lords Name In Vain in a public meeting to justify more Good Old Boy trough feeding
  • Telling us we bought a “Justice Center” from a Good Old Girl at a “50% discount” that we will outgrow in less than 5 years and ignoring the facts of how we had a gun to our heads due to years of failed leadership

I remember the uplifting feeling the community felt when we pushed back from the local oligarch trying to thwart the will of the people with his recall.

I remember the same feeling when we defeated the sitting Good Old Boy with a regular guy who promised to be an outsider representing the will of the people.

If we look at the actions of our Commissioners since this current crop was elected in 2012*, we can see absolutely nothing has changed; our cute little banana republic continues to operate with self-serving impunity in broad daylight.

In his book Animal Farm, George Orwell describes the evils of communism. He lays out the notion that all animals are created equal but some animals (pigs and dogs) are more equal than others.

Here in The Richest Place On Earth, we hand out bonuses only to the most equal among us. Little people are expected to toil in the trenches to feed the pigs at the taxpayer trough. The pigs and dogs dine on our cash while whining about the high cost of public record requests these days.

Shame on you McBride. Shame on you Gilman. Shame on you Carmona. Shame on you all.

In her usual great job of breaking down the Commission Meeting, Nicole Barde highlights the lowlights of this most disgusting display of in-yo-face-with-a-can-o-mace self-serving governance.

If you can’t handle the truth, read the report by Commissioner Carmona. As Mark Twain would say, it’s weak as rooster soup. If you want to know the sickening facts of what actually happened at the meeting, read on fearless reader, read on.


IN AN EXPLETIVE, NOT DELETED, COMMISSIONER LANCE GILMAN PROCLAIMED “ GOOD OLE BOYS GOT US HERE….THEY DESERVE OUR RESPECT GOD DAMN IT” …AS HE MADE THE CASE TO PAY OUT YET ANOTHER BONUS OF $73K FOR A RETIRING SENIOR EMPLOYEE

COMMISSIONER CARMONA JOINED LANCE IN APPROVING THE BONUS AND COMMISSIONER MCBRIDE VOTED   “ I CAN’T VOTE YES”. ADD THIS BONUS TO WHITTEN’S $100K BONUS AND THE UNAPPROVED BONUSES OF $215K AND THE COUNTY HAS PAID $388K IN BONUSES IN THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS….WITH OUR MONEY

IN RESPONSE TO QUESTIONS REGARDING FORMER BONUS RECIPIENT GARY HAMES’ ROLE IN DELIBERATELY AND WITHOUT COMMISSION APPROVAL OVERCHARGING TESLA AND COUNTY RESIDENTS OVER $400K IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FEES MARSHALL SAID:

THE DIVIDE BUILDING PURCHASE WAS APPROVED FOR $1,327,500……THE COUNTY WILL OUTGROW IT IN 5 YEARS AND WE’LL PROBABLY HAVE TO SPEND MORE MONEY LATER….BUT WHY WORRY NOW…..WE CAN KICK THE CAN SOME MORE

THE $165 PER HOUR CONTRACT TO REHIRE PAT WHITTEN AS A CONSULTANT WAS PUSHED OUT UNTIL THE JULY 2ND MEETING AND PAT WHITTEN WAS FOREVER ENSHRINED IN THE ANNAL OF STOREY COUNTY THRU A RESOLUTION COMMENDING HIS SERVICE

Nicole Barde

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*Orange is the new Black. Jay is the new Jack.

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