You're right. We taxpayers would love to see the statutes and guidelines for General Assistance for clarification on how this program is supposed to work, and how it works here.
AND, we would all love to see a line by line audit of this bloated account, with all pertinent paperwork and receipts for income and expenses.
Confidentiality of the recipients would be protected from the public, but verified, and we should know if this is monthly repeat assistance to a chosen few, or handed out randomly to any resident based on needs. There should certainly be accountability and oversight where there presently is not.
Mel is Highway Department. She has very little to do with the girls in the main office, and they've been less than cooperative or respectful with assisting either her or the Clerk in doing their jobs.
Yep, I'm a proud member of team Mel, but I'm also a very independent thinker. I wouldn't like, praise or support her if she wasn't worthy.
And their team wouldn't be so against her if she wasn't a threat to the way they're wanting to do business.