Written by Urvi Sakurikar
The agenda for the San Diego County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday has revealed a shocking request from Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer.
In order to improve her team’s skills, Supervisor Lawson-Remer has asked for a contract for staff development services and strategic planning with Dr. Delores Jacobs, an expert. As part of the contract, Lawson-Remer has requested $85k for media and communication consulting, and $50k for strategic planning consulting.
Considering that both sums of money come straight from the pockets of Californian taxpayers, Supervisor Lawson-Remer’s request is comptley unreasonable.
California is already in a poor economic state as a result of Gov. Newsom’s pandemic lockdowns, and many families are struggling to make ends meet.
For Lawson-Remer to shamelessly request such an exorbitant amount of money for a staff training that could easily be done within a reasonable budget shows how out of touch she is with everyday San Diegans.
Taxpayer money should not be thrown around carelessly, especially in times of financial crisis.
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