The Storey County Commission Meeting Soap Opera Gets Personal
In the latest episode of the Storey County Commission Meeting, there were a few things of interest. The crony lease deal with Pat Whitten’s former and Austin Osborne’s current secretary and naming Marshall McBride as NDOT hero were notable. Jen Chapman is leaving her position as an elected official and will serve the County in an administrative role. Sad to see Jen leave the Recorders Office, but am hopeful she will take over as County PIO. Finally, I asked Austin Osborne to put a request on the agenda to move public comment to the beginning of the meeting. It was denied on its face so the Commissioners would not have to vote it down and prove to the world they would actually vote to confirm the people of Storey County come last. Dead Last.
Yes, that’s right, Austin Osborne yielded to his boss, Commission Chair Marshall McBride and refused to allow my agenda item request to move public comment to the beginning of the meeting. Once again, this sends a clear message to Storey County residents: Storey County Commissioners don’t want you to participate or come to their Commission Meetings. They wilfully discourage the public from engaging in their closed-loop private club.
As is my custom during Public Comment at the end of the meeting, I got up to request they move public comment to the beginning to the meeting and reminded the Commissioners of their injustice to discourage the public to participate. As is their custom, Lance Gilman and Marshall McBride looked at their phones the entire time I was at the podium while Jay Carmona stared blankly into space. While at the podium, I reminded Commissioner Jay Carmona he ran on the platform that he would not be a Good Old Boy Shill but would be a champion of the people. I also reminded him that I was still waiting for his apology now that he knows his accusations of my costing the County $100k for vexatious public record requests have been proven baseless. He avoided eye contact with me while smirking to himself.
Walking Chernobyl Calls Toasted Marshmallow Black
The soap opera shifted into high gear when Land of the Merry TRICsters Project Manager, Double Wide Trailer Bunkmate of Lance Gilman and sweetheart Jennifer Milsap-Barnes (if you believe the narrative that Lance Gilman doesn’t live in Washoe County), Multiple DUI arrests (drugs and alcohol), refused to support his children deadbeat dad, couldn’t take advantage of second and third chances by the California State Bar disbarred attorney, and former top-ten California tax cheating deadbeat Kris “I am not a scoundrel,” Thompson approached the podium.
Both Commissioner Gilman and McBride put their phones down and all three Commissioners looked at Gilman’s employee with rapt attention as he complimented the board for keeping the public right where they belong in last place. Assuming that I would be the only person to ever take advantage of the opportunity to address the Commission at the beginning of the meeting, he asked the board to imagine a world where everyone attending the meeting would be “elbowed out of the way” while I “smeared the county with lies”. He then went on to tell the Commission that Storey Teller Editor Sam Toll had no business commenting on County finances because I filed for bankruptcy twice.
Compare my filing for bankruptcy twice (technically they were both for the same set of financial circumstances, but whatever) to Mr. “Walking Chernobyl” Thompson’s record which you can read here and here.
Let’s Make The Record Perfectly Clear
For the record, I have four kids and have not done anything but support them and participate in their lives. My youngest daughter and two-year-old grandson live with me in Gold Hill. I regularly cook food for my grandson, bathe him, and change his diapers just like I did for his mom 20 years ago. And no, I’m not perfect. We have had one perfect person roam the planet so far and we crucified him on a mountaintop. Meanwhile, gentle readers can look forward to a more in-depth explanation of my (many) shortcomings in a future article.
Meanwhile, In her on-point recap of the Commission Meeting, Nicole Barde of the Bardeblog tore into Kris “I haven’t seen my daughter since she was two, and her mom had to mad-dog me for child support” Thompson. It’s worth a read.
WE ARE WEEKS AWAY FROM HAVING A FANTASTIC CHILDCARE FACILITY AT THE COMMUNITY CHEST IN V.C.
GOODBYE AND HELLO AS RECORDER JEN CHAPMAN LEAVES THE RECORDERS OFFICE AND JOINS TEAM STOREY AS THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER. CONGRATS TO MARNEY MARTINEZ IN REPLACING JEN AS INTERIM RECORDER
STOREY COUNTY WILL NOT BE GOING TO THE DOGS AS THE 10 DOG ZONING AMENDMENT WAS DENIED
IN A CASE OF THE POT CALLING THE KETTLE BLACK, COMMISSIONER LANCE GILMAN’S EMPLOYEE KRIS THOMPSON SAYS THAT ANYONE WITH A BANKRUPTCY ISN’T QUALIFIED TO COMMENT ON COUNTY FINANCES—HEAR THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP? MARK TWAIN? THOMAS JEFFERSON?
You can read the rest of her excellent coverage here.