Unless of course County Executive John Stoffa found a way to mess things up again.
And no...we don't want to appear to be head-hunting, We're not. We're just so tired of all the deception, distortion, and twisting of the TRUTH...that the only way we know how to expose it is by blaring a bright light on it.
As we understood it (could not hear everything being said because mics were off) The swaption total buyout is $27.5 Million Dollars, and nothing to show for it. An astronomical amount that never had to be...and yes it could have been use among other things - to sustain Gracedle for five years without any tax increases...Oh yeah, right - but STOFFA happened.
And in the end, it will actually cost us more because instead of the twenty five million allocated from the reserve funds, eighteen million will be used instead, which means that over the course of time - interest will be paid on the remaining 9.5 that will be borrowed.
But at least this chapter on how to create a mess, and then do nothing with the mess - is finally over.
As we can see from the amount that the SWAPTION reached...selling Gracedale made so much sense to some...you know, those that were willing to make another mistake to cover the first mistake, and then they said "I DIDN'T KNOW".
We can take "I didn't know" to mean many things like:
- I didn't know how to make a decision, or
- I didn't know if I should do what angle wanted, or
- I didn't know if I should do what the 23k+ wanted
- "I never knew worldwide economics affected Northampton County,"
- I, I, I, aye-aye-aye
JOHN STOFFA at his very best is just so incompetent.
No one is saying that running a county the size of NorCo is easy, but, if you can't make sound decisions on behalf of the people who elected you, especially when they collect 23k signatures to express their direction for you...then really - you should not be in office.
You would do the County of Northampton so much good if you just stepped down Mr. Stoffa. It has been quite apparent over the last several years that you are just not capable of handling the job, or worst yet...you are in the job just to serve yourself, and a few friends.