Mr. Jim DeJarnatt’s “Supporting Vanover for commission” letter published in the Oct. 7, 2020 edition of the Landmark conveys his support for a former Platte County prosecutor, Joe Vanover.
Mr. DeJarnatt seems to believe Vanover “will be a huge help in dealing with the current problems within the commission.”
What problems could that be? Unethical distribution of CARE funds earmarked for public health in Platte County to friends and relatives? Could it be sole source open ended legal contracts with Todd Graves, brother of Sam, paying our tax dollars for questionable billings for services that may or may not be rendered? Where is that money really going?
Could it be that this commission is the poster child for proof that real business, skills, knowledge and experience in government is truly a necessary requirement for government leadership? Do they truly understand they have a fiduciary responsibility to ALL tax payers in Platte County?
Mr. Vanover, although a county attorney, likely will not have an adequate skill set to protect these commissioners, they already cast their fate to the wind. Vanover would literally be taking pay to deflect multiple legal problems when he should be representing his district. Apparently, Commissioner Elliott understood the grave mis-steps already taken and bowed out. Considering the length and breadth of vagaries by this commission, it would appear to be a daunting and unappreciated effort on Mr. Vanover’s part.
Mr. DeJarnatt, in keeping with party lines, once again, appears to support fraud, deception and general ineffectiveness while touting Christian faith, ethics and morals. Maybe Mr. DeJarnatt could provide his definition of Christian values, ethics and morals, to help clear up some obvious confusion about his statements. Confusion is understandable though; anyone whose mentors are people like Rudy Guillani will be confused.
David Park conveys all the acceptable criteria of a true professional. He has the knowledge and experience to back up his visions of making progress in our county. He’s willing to take on a very difficult set of financial problems and find appropriate solutions. Intelligent taxpayers know it’s time for a cool change. We need solutions, not worsening problems.
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