Block The Mayor's Planned City Court Clerk Change - And Response

Saturday, January 12, 2013

I hope the City Council will listen to Judge Paty's and Judge Bean's concerns about Mayor Littlefield's intent to appoint Anita Ebersole as City Court Clerk.

Ms. Ebersole would presumably retain her current salary of $98,538. Jan Turner has been employed in the City Court Clerk's office for many years; I worked with her in the late 1980s. She was a valued employee under the then-Clerk and has been running the office for several years.

Her 2011 salary is listed on the Right2Know site as $55,710 - 56 percent of Ms. Ebersole's salary. Since the mayor has apparently been satisfied with Ms. Turner's performance as an effective City Court Clerk, if a late-term appointment to the actual position of City Court Clerk is necessary the right thing to do would be to name Ms. Turner as clerk and pay her appropriately.

If the position is worth a $98,538 salary for one person with no experience in that area, it would seem it's worth that for a long-experienced and proven administrator.

Patty Streip

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Surely you didn't just think "Rustler" Ron was going to ride off into the sunset without a peep. He will continue to feather the nests of his friends and supporters right up to his last minute in office.  

His proposed appointment of a city court clerk in his final weeks in office is so transparent, slimy, and fiscally bad for taxpayers that he should be tar and feathered and run out of town on a rail.  

On this occasion he wants us taxpayers to pay almost twice what the current city court clerk is paid. You never cease to amaze me "Rustler."

Ronnie "Rock" Land


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