School board flunks test

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before.

A local government body, unsatisfied with the performance of its top executive, meets in secret to discuss the best way to usher out the executive. Then it calls a public meeting and, in a matter of seconds — poof! — the executive is gone, his or her departure cushioned by a hefty severance package. Meanwhile, the taxpayers are left to press their nose on the glass, wondering how and why the decision — for which they will bear the financial burden — was rendered.


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    A mere 23 days after calling a special meeting to explain why it paid more than $150,000 to sever ties with City Manager Rich Englehart, the Grand Junction City Council found itself in the same uncomfortable position last week, this time with regard to Elizabeth Tice, one of … more

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    You Said It, Aug. 2, 2015

    I would like to know how I can go to work for the city and get a raise every couple of months, then resign and get a huge payout. Who is running this outfit … more

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    You Said It, July 19, 2015

    One of the first things they teach military officers is how to CYA, or cover your (expletive). In the case of the jet flying too low in the canyon and hitting the … more





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