August 20, 2012 10:06 pm
TOP STORIES --
Give the inspector general a chance.
No one said it would be easy, much less immediate.
It was just a year ago the Broward County Inspector General’s office opened its doors to widespread acclaim. Fast forward approximately 365 days and $2 million later, and the office has yet to investigate a single violation of the county’s new ethics code.
The official explanation might strike some as odd, given the zeal 365 days ago that prompted voters to create the watchdog agency to rid Broward of its “Corruption County” moniker. John Scott, the inspector general, attributes the lack of investigations to a lack of complaints. He has not implemented any probes either. As he put it, “There’s been a paucity of ethics-related allegations.
Those words might amount to an “I told you so!” from early opponents of the inspector general’s office who argued that the work of enforcing ethical behavior could be better done by already existing agencies, most notably the Broward state’s attorney, instead of a new and costly startup.
The strength of MAOS comes from our community of ass-kicking, ball-busting activists. Please, chip in to help us expand the reach of our activist base by building the next generation media and organizing platform.
MAOS is a very costly and resource intensive operation. Our staff contributes hundreds of hours per month, digging into stories that other news sources find too difficult. We search for tales with "moral clarity." Our team strives to make our community a better place, for all that live here.
Contributions to MAOS are not tax deductible for federal income tax purposes. Donations are securely processed thru PayPal and will remain anonymous.
If you're reading, chances are we helped clean up your community. Now show your appreciation, or you'll go to hell.
We value your privacy and anonymity. We'll never disclose, share, or sell your information.
Portions may be copyright © 2013 Chaz Stevens. All rights reserved. MAOS is a sponsored blog.