|(click pic to enhance) Courtesy Cleveland Advocate|
If you guessed FEMA Phil Fitzgerald, you are right! FEMA Phil showed up at the last commissioners’ court meeting as the EMS bids rolled in. Phil=Bids... Amazing, in’t it?
Many of us are happy to see every line item of the budget come under review and a “No stone unturned” search for ways to save taxpayer money approach. Since many of us also want to be mindful of doing what we can to support people and companies that are local, this has become a tough issue for us and for our elected officials.
So who should be the last person to show up and support one side or the other? FEMA Phil, the man that single-underhandedly eliminated the possibility of any local people or companies from getting some of the FEMA clean-up work because he and his brother-in-law and a friend wanted to cash in on the more than million dollar pay day. Yes sir, FEMA Phil is the perfect person to put our elected officials on the spot to do the right thing. Since ole Phil did neither – he spent taxpayer money like a drunken sailor (Remember the purchase of the old WalMart building!) and he was more likely to wheel and deal to his buddies than give people in our community a fair shot at county business.
Stay tuned for the Fitzgerald Walmart fiasco story...