City stalls releasing records on Sen. Harold Jones new government job
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Looks like ‘raiding the City’s coffers’ or ‘double dipping’ is the job description for Mr. Jones. Folks, this is what is happening with politicians all over our Country, and you wonder why our Country is in the shape it is in. Distrust of politicians is soon going to come to a ‘head’. Folks are getting sick and tired of politicians running ruff shod over them. Enough is enough!!!
All politicians of any color should be put in jail for such actions, but this is happening so much more with the “new” black politicians. like they are giving out reoperations whether they are legal or not.
I don’t think it will pass the smell test Jones should resign! Call for judicial Council review.
Seems like a smart idea. How do we call for Judicial Council review, Mr. Todd?
COVID is no longer an excuse for every single government screw up and lack of transparency. Taxpayer’s should have a huge problem with the lack of information forthcoming regarding this position. The salary and “not having to show up for work”, are telling. Stop this nonsense Richmond County.
The PROCESS of hiring seems to be the problem. Why not release the records if there is nothing to hide. “McIntyre did admit that Jones is not required to actually report to work in person.” I just don’t get it. Hopefully, the AP will continue to dig deeper into this matter. Secrecy in our local government is always scary. $85-$90 grand per year? Wow!! I would like to know more about this job description.
What happened was, he gone get a check from some taxpayer fund that the Da Judge done found. I seem to have heard that McIntyre name before. Is it the acorn and tree thing?
Yes – show us the records and the receipts! I wish I could get a job for $85-grand and not have to show up. Anybody who does this on our taxpayer dime ought to be ashamed of themselves. How do these people live with themselves and sleep at night?!
Corruption runs deep in Richmond County!
Nothing is done in this city without the direction and orders from the godfather. You all know who is the real “leader” of Augusta.
What do you mean by real ‘leader” and ‘godfather”? Shouldn’t we be clearer than our “electeds” are? Please speak out, sir!
He’s the one who was instrumental in creating this consolidated government. A convicted felon. These clowns have to kiss his ring to have a chance of getting elected. Enough clues?
You would think city and government officials would learn by now that they can’t slip anything past TAP. Many thanks to TAP and it’s reporters for not backing down and working to get to the truth of the matter! There are way too many red flags here for this “job” to be on the level and I would love to hear from Judge exactly WHY a job description and information on where it was posted for hire is so secret and not subject to the same rules/laws of every other public hire in Georgia.
She got the idea from Hardie Davis and his paid, no-show, student intern email gopher and ex-judge Carl Brown and his daughter. Hopefully McIntyre will have an opponent in the next election who will refresh voters’ memories about Harold Jones’ undocumented “job” and beat her like a drum. She won’t get my vote. It is difficult to believe there is no law or regulation that prohibits and punishes this blatant, unethical, covert cronyism. The refusal to release Judge Craig’s memo and then misinterpret it demonstrates legal incompetence and/or nefarious intent.
“….the commission has very little oversight over hiring of constitutional officers such as judges or the sheriff once a budget is established.” OK, then cut $90,000 out of Judge McIntyre’s budget next year.
Yes – let us not forget this when it comes to election time! DRAIN THE SWAMP!!
EXCELLENT idea !!
Just another alert to we tax payers that the current level of insider crookedness is far too high. When the government refuses to permit public scrutiny of appointments of this nature, be assured that the smell of the action is horrendous!! AND… as usual, we taxpayers pay the bill! Would be interesting to read the job description!!
The Open (when we feel like it) Records Law. Wouldn’t we expect the judicial system to enforce it? The Law seems like a joke.
And again another living on the backs of the taxpayers. It sure is hard to say I love Augusta when there are secret squirrel deals being made funded by taxpayers
As I commented a few days ago, Augusta badly needs new legal representation.
More of the Augusta wave..Augustans waving goodbye to their money being wasted by cronies..just goes to show that corruption happens no matter the color of those in charge…
Just another example of an elected offical that can not keep his hands out of the taxpayers cookie jar
agreed. the crooks continue to run the town