Thursday, April 15, 2010

CPA Not Required for County Comptroller.

Board of Supervisors votes to not require comptroller be a CPA.
Only Supervisors Robin Andrews (D-Claverack), Edward Cross (D-Hudson-2), William Hughes Jr (D-Hudson-4) and Kevin McDonald (R-Livingston) voted to maintain the requirement.

During the Roll Call vote on the changes, Claverack Supervisor Andrews said:
"I cannot in good conscience vote to change the law. It makes me so uncomfortable that I have to vote no."

Supervisor Hughes said: 
"I’ve been publicly critical of this whole process. This has made me uncomfortable right from the beginning."

At the public hearing before the vote, Lee Jamison, Stuyvesant Democratic Committee Chair said:
"I’m glad that there’s transparency on this issue. I’m a taxpayer. We expect that you’re the stewards of our hard-earned money ... we want to be sure you manage it well.” Jamison recommended that the board not amend the law, and find a CPA, and that the county “get people who have a good track record of watching our cookie jar."

Hudson City Democratic Committee Chairman Victor Mendolia called the re-opening of the hiring process a “do-over” and said:
"I’m hoping at some point there are enough people at the table when things are being discussed so you don’t have to do it over again ... the way this board is being run, I believe, is to the detriment of the county"

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