Treasurer Election Settled

There will be a special election for Charlottesville Treasurer in April.

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  • So I guess we’ll be spending $30K to have an election for Treasurer in April just for the sake of a six-month tenure before we vote again for the same office in November.

    The Tea Party has managed to cast this special election in such partisan terms with overblown rhetoric. It’s tiresome (and costly to taxpayers) to have every practical function of government, assuming the perceived interests of JATP are at stake, rolled up into some moral battle for first principles, or whatever.

    The interim treasurer is already accountable to the public. He’ll avoid mistakes if he has any desire to keep his job beyond November. And I still don’t understand how a “Democrat” or a “Republican” treasurer will perform their job any differently.

  • The idea is not to allow the Democrats to hand that plum slary to the son of a former (just happened to be) a former Democratic mayor and party chairman. Maybe if they had announced that they were opening the door wide to allow others to seek that position rather than act as though they own it things would have been different.
    nep·o·tism
    /ˈnepəˌtizəm/NounThe practice among those with power or influence of favoring relatives or friends, esp. by giving them jobs.

    I’m sure Occupy Charlottesvile would have opposed this appointment?

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