See the e-mail blast ostensibly from Contra Costa County Supervisor Mary Piepho (D-III), who, when explaining Board actions to resolve the County’s OPEB crisis, claimed:
… the Contra Costa Board of Supervisors is committed to continuing our implementation of an OPEB plan which has and will continue to include many of the (California’ Blue ribbon) Commission recommendations as well as those of our OPEB Task Force, which includes our County Auditor Steve Ybarra and County Treasurer/Tax Collector Bill Pollacek. We are getting excellent advice and putting it into policy.
First of all, we suspect this crafty missive was more likely generated on the 11th floor of the County Administration Building in Martinez for Supervisor Piepho to distribute as her own work. That’s what staff is for, isn’t it…to make the boss look good, right?
Secondly, if the OPEB picture is so rosy as Supervisor Piepho maintains, why is it that practically every non-supervisorial elected county official including the Sheriff, Treasurer, and Assessor have for the first time not endorsed a sitting Supervisor (Piepho), but her opponent, Guy Houston?
What is it that Supervisor Piepho knows—or more likely, John Cullen— that these other elected officials, including the suits that handle the money, don’t know?