March 5, 2013

The Buck Stops … Where?

Filed under: Probable Cause — Tags: , , — Bill @ 7:57 am

TrustMeIf you believe Coeur d’Alene Mayor Sandi Bloem, Coeur d’Alene City Administrator Wendy Gabriel, Deputy Finance Director Vonnie Jenson [sic],  and others cited in US Attorney Wendy Jo Olson’s Response to Objection to Impact Statements filed for the March 4, 2013, sentencing hearing of convicted former City employee Sheryl Carroll, the aforementioned Mayor, Administrator, and Deputy Finance Director were all victims themselves of Carroll’s larcenous cleverness.

Quoting character Al Borland, comedian Tim Allen’s reserved and always skeptical straight man in the 90′s television series Home Improvement, “I don’t think so, Tim.” (more…)

March 1, 2013

Is Sandi At It Again?

Filed under: Probable Cause — Tags: , — Bill @ 12:08 pm


Read this Legal Announcement from today’s local skewspaper.  Pay particular attention to the highlighted portion of the Announcement.  Now, compare the wording of that Legal Announcement with the wording of this particular item in the online agenda for the March 5 Council meeting.   If that agenda item is for the Legal Announcement item, and it’s certainly not clear that it is, then it sounds to me as if the decision to approve the Supplemental Ordinance has already been made!

If you had only read the agenda item and had not read the Legal Announcement, would you associate the agenda item with the content of the Legal Announcement?  I don’t know if they are associated or not.  If they are not associated, then the $12,149,284 item from the Legal Announcement is not even on the Tuesday meeting agenda!


ADDENDUM AT 2:19 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2013:  The City has just posted online this Agenda Addendum and this Council Packet Addendum addressing the deficiencies noted in my earlier post.

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