How many of you noticed how forthright Chief Executive Officer Greg Devereaux, Human Resources Director Andrew Lamberto, and Public Information Officer David Wert were on Friday about Lamberto’s arrest and conviction for prostitution? Mainstream media were given statements by all three as soon as they were asked. There was none of the usual hide and seek. Even spin was kept to a minimal. It was all very unlike San Bernardino County.
There was a reason for it for those of you who have not figured it out yet. The reason was that all mainstream media published their stories on Friday with no follow-up expected. By Monday, they will be on to something else and Lamberto will be nothing but a distant memory. The county planned it that way.
I’m convinced that is why the Board of Supervisors waited to call for a special meeting until November 3. It will be eleven days after the fact and everyone will have forgotten. For those of you who receive email notifications from the county of upcoming board meetings, did you notice the county seems to have forgotten to send one out about the “disciplinary” meeting regarding Chief Executive Officer Greg Devereaux? I know I did not receive one and I would have normally received it this last Friday. Oh yes, this is all by design.
So, I am going to ask a favor of all of you. I will have more stories out tomorrow, but in the meantime will you take a minute a couple times today and tomorrow and click on some of my stories already posted and also the two stories over on Jim’s blog? This helps keep the stories at the top of a Google search. I think we both have tagged Lamberto, Devereaux and the county, so the stories will show right off the bat even if mainstream media is done with it as old news.
Devereaux needs to be held accountable for what he has done in this instance. He needs to be stripped of his title and the non-interference clause needs to be rescinded. Do I think the board will do it? I know there are votes for it but I don’t think there are three.
Three supervisors need to be reminded they are up for re-election in less than eight months. They need to either govern or get off the board. We need to continue to make Devereaux an issue until they do so.
Clicking on our articles only takes a few minutes, can be done anonymously, and doesn’t cost you a dime. Can you take this small step? And, no. I do not get a dime for you clicking on my iePolitics articles. If you click on my Examiner articles and actually go to the article on Examiner.com, I receive $0.0054 for each click. This is not about money. This is about the principle that our elected leaders need to be held accountable for their actions.
And, so there are no excuses, here are the links to Jim’s two articles: More on San Bernardino County Government and San Bernardino County HR Director convicted of solicitation. Yes, Jim and I have huge differences but Lamberto has hurt a boatload of readers on both blogs in some very serious ways. As a matter of fact, you could find a slight nexus between what he did to Rex Gutierrez and what is going on with the Colonies Four. It would a shame to let the county get away with this.
Not to be catty, but as someone who had not seen Lamberto in a long time, is there something else wrong? Drugs maybe? Alcohol? Something is not right.