Among Ada County Courthouse workers and close observers, it is no secret there is a nasty feud underway between the Commishes and Treas Vicky McIntyre.
It became very apparent when she filed criminal allegations against the three commishes who were all exonerated following an eight month investigation by the Idaho Attorney General. She alleged a quid pro quo relationship with Republic Services fee hikes for campaign donations.
The latest round came when the Commishes passed out 2% pay hikes effective October 1 to the county elected officials–with the EXCEPTION of McIntyre.
In a scathing letter dated September 28–just two days before the new fiscal year begins–the Commishes ticked off a list of reasons for not granting the office a pay hike. It was signed by Commishes Jim Tibbs, Dave Case, and Rick Yzaguirre.
–High personnel turnover in the Treas office.
–Revelation of employee info not subject to public records law.
–Boise Food Company settlement (GUARDIAN is unaware of this item)
–Property Tax bill envelope matter. (This was an address error, but payments made the destination via a bar code on the return envelopes.)
–Admin concerns requiring reviews and audits.
–Health and safety concerns for employees handling estates.
–Process changes adversely impacting Treas office and other offices.
–“Strained relationship across the county with multiple stakeholders
–Fail to personally present financial reports at open business meetings
McIntyre told the GUARDIAN, “There are other matters pending in my office and I would rather not comment at this time.”
The Treasure letter
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