We’ve been hammering Stan Sniff for fiscal mismanagement for the last 9 months. We also accurately predicted that the local media would endorse Sniff for re-election because it was easier than giving serious consideration to Chad Bianco AND the local media are afraid of the tyrant.
Amazing things are happening after the election exposed Stan Sniff’s serious weaknesses.
Last year, Sniff demanded $50 Million More and got $18 Million of it. He also threatened to leave the New Jail empty. The Jail staffing issue is completely spun out in the article. (Imagine that)
However, what is ignored, is that the budget for 2018 is pretty much the same as the budget for 2017. What changed? Sniff got his tail kicked at the ballot box.
By their own admission the article says that this year’s budget is only $8 Million short of what the tyrant asked for. Again, this year’s budget is basically the same as last years’ but rather than being $50 million short, it is $8 Million Short in the mind of the tyrant.
The RSO employees and the Board of Supervisors are no longer to blame. Last year, Sniff claimed he needed $50 million more than they budgeted. He received $18 million more from the board. He also found $10 million in extra funding for expediting the declination of ccw permits.
Nothing ever came of the $50 million he demanded in January of this year. He lied to the board when he said he needed the money for unincorporated areas and the new jail. Somehow, none of Sniff’s gloom and doom occurred when the board refused the $50 mill request. This is a separate demand for $50 million more, versus the demand in 2017 for $50 million.
Not only did Sniff not need the $50 million, he found $10 million like magic! (Amazing things happen when the Sheriff gets hammered over CCW Permit Issuance – he finds money to speed up the denials as there are only about 400 more CCW’s than there were at this time last year)
It sure sounds like the Sniffmeister was deceiving the board for more funds. That’s $60 million of unnecessary tax dollars Sniff sought. These numbers reflect just this fiscal year which ends June 30, 2018.
But, wait, there’s more – he is returning $10 Million to the county from last year’s budget! That is $70 Million! (Perhaps the overtime rip-offs of Contract Cities were not as widespread this year due to scrutiny…)
I find this interesting as recently the Desert Sun was repeating Sniff’s it is all the supervisor’s fault talking points. They must not be talking to their endorsee often enough to keep the talking points in sync.
We had psychologically profiled Sniff in the past and had made an assertion that the dollar amount was a key issue for Stanley’s psyche. IT did not matter what were or how, just the cash baby.
This sure looks like proof. The story of Sniff’s fiscal gyrations will continue to be told while ICE continues getting stonewalled, corruption continues within the department and Felons are getting sprung from Prison in almost real time.