Finding # 23: Interaction between Directors and District staff appeared to be strained, and this prolonged District business during the April 21, 2015 Meeting.
This is a statement of fact because the Grand Jury was in attendance and saw for themselves and all of these findings show that the reasons interaction is strained is because of the attitude the new board has had with staff. Bottom-line; the new board has never trusted the staff or the General Manager from day one and they have publicly questioned Ms. Lizette Guerrero and the RCSD Accountant Brad Rockabrand on their ethics.
They have gone so far as to, bring in outside people to listen to the tapes to type up the minutes because they did not trust Ms. Guerrero and on several occasions they have criticized Mr. Rockabrand on his accounting methods, to include his budgetary calculations and figures. Additionally, they question every move he makes and everything he says. Volumes could be written on the actions they have taken toward (former) General Manager Steve Perez (which ultimately led to his firing). The Grand Jury saw it, we see it; OF COURSE the interaction between Directors and District staff are strained. The staff has done nothing to warrant this behavior from the board. Olaf and his friends’ actions have the RCSD Staff sitting on pins and needles at every meeting, fearing that they are going to be publicly ridiculed, criticized, and chastised or brow beaten by Ed, Olaf, and Dennis.
I think what the Grand Jury meant to say that there is a TOXIC relationship between the Directors and almost ANYONE in the community. Ultimately, it is the rate payers, their families, their property and related values that are going to be negatively impacted by the toxic agenda being spewed by Mr. Morrison “Ed” MacKay, Mr. Olaf Landsgaard, and Mr. Dennis Shingledecker.
====================== Finding # 23 states: “Interaction between Directors and District staff appeared to be strained, and this prolonged District business during the April 21, 2015 Meeting.”
The RCSD’s official response to Finding # 23: The Board agrees with this finding. The Board notes that the allegedly prolonged April 21, 2015 board meeting was partially extended due to the Board taking sufficient time to listen to all constituents’ comments.
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