Historically the good positions open in this community are passed around by one “connected” person to another among the powerful political names at all government levels without looking any farther than to the person right next to them or the one sitting at the lunch table or walking next to them on the golf course.
It is time for our elected officials to stop playing games with the constituents and start acting as decent human beings, giving theconstituents the respect they deserve.
Pat Mulroy retired last February after twenty-five years at the helm of the Las Vegas Valley Water District and its subsidiary, the Las Vegas Valley Water Authority, with a retirement plan from both entities of more than $200,000; and now Nevada RINO Governor, Brian Sandoval, appointed her to the Gaming Commission with a $40,000 salary. That salary could be given to another person as well or more qualified than Ms. Pat Mulroy, someone who needs that salary far more than Ms. Mulroy may ever need it.
Clark County Court Administrator Chuck Short’s salary in 2006, two years before he retired in 2008, was $172,579; and as every other public official that only knows how to sign checks on the back, he also stated at that time that he wanted “to spend more time with my family.” But a few short months later he was back at the Regional Justice Center when he told Las Vegas Tribune “the judges needed me so I had to come back.”
The same words, the same phrase, came out of the mouth of former District Attorney David Roger, when he announced that he was giving up his position only one month after being reelected because he wants “to spend more time with my newborn daughter”; he then went to work for two different companies, the Las Vegas Police Protective Association under president Chris Collins’s wife in the legal department, and as an associate in a local law firm.
Christina Chandler, Chuck Short’s Assistant Court Administrator in charge of the Family Division and the wife of corrupted retired police detective Roy Chandler, retired and a few months later came back, with a salary almost as high as her retirement.
Another check-signer on the back, longtime general manager of the Regional Transportation Commission, Jacob Snow, moved to the city of Henderson where his friend, Mayor Andy Hafen, appointed him to a $225,000-a-year City Manager position.
And while we are on Henderson, let’s not forget the City Attorney that happens to be the son of Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid, while others within the office — or at least more knowledgeable about the issues and what the city needs — were not given a single chance to be interviewed.
Judges leave the courthouse with attorneys that are their buddies after giving them a favored ruling and walk in front of everyone into the nearby eatery as if they have done nothing wrong. The voters have already ousted judges ruling in favor of attorneys that contributed thousands of dollars to their campaign, and the rest should follow. They no longer try to cover the appearance of any impropriety; they move each other around like pieces in a game of chess, and keep the job among themselves with complete disregard for the constituents.
It is very sad that we live in a city where only hand-picked individuals are intelligent enough and qualified enough to do those jobs that anyone can do. But the citizens of this county apparently have to be grateful to them for keeping the six- or seven-figure job that “no one else wants to do because the money is not enough” and “only those sacrificing and humble public officials are willing to do,” as they treat the community as ignorant pests or mentally incapable individuals who can be manipulated by those elected by the community to represent them.
It is very sad that they keep giving themselves raise after raise because they work sooo hard and deserve those raises.
It is time for the citizens of Clark County to stop this conduct by those who work for them; this is an election year and it is time to say good-bye to those who consider themselves smarter and better than the rest of the citizens of this community.