Citizens of Madera County:
I recently read of the allegations against Madera County District Attorney David Linn of being insensitive in his interactions between himself and staff. I read in its entirety the sanction from the Madera County Board of Supervisors and I read the report from the “private,” investigator hired by the board of Supervisors.
I was a staunch supporter of David Linn’s predecessor, Michael Keats. I am not a long time friend or associate of District Attorney Linn and my only exposure to District Attorney Linn has been at political action meetings or public community events. That said, fair is fair and I smell a RAT!
This is the second election cycle that the Madera County Board of Supervisors has had it in for the incumbent district attorney. At one such political event DA Linn was questioned about inappropriate behavior not by him, but by one or more of the Madera County Supervisors regarding violations of the Brown Act. DA Linn responded that he had been asked about and had indeed been looking into the behavior of the BOS and allegations of their disregard for Brown Act regulations governing public and behind closed door actions of the board of supervisors.
Interesting that now as we approach the roll up to the election cycle that will determine the district attorneys future as well as the continued public service of members of the Board of Supervisors, suddenly the Board of Supervisors finds fault with the DA.
I said before and I’ll say it again, I smell a rat and that odor emanates from the chambers of the Madera County Board of Supervisors, not the DA’s offices. Let’s drain the swamp this next election cycle and replace all sitting board members and return the BOS to the people of Madera County. The board members up for reelection this election cycle have distinguished themselves as not deserving of reelection. They have wasted hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of taxpayer dollars on foolish, over-valued, good ol boy backed projects like coffee kiosks in the county building, an off-road vehicle park, a foolishly over priced welcome to Madera County sign along highway 41 and the ultimate folly….the North Fork Round About.
District Attorney David Linn can be a little overpowering at times and I have certainly noticed an occasional air of arrogance, but over all I have to say that he has served well the citizens of Madera County and this attack on his character by the BOS I sense is motivated more by politics and self preservation rather than a genuine sense of responsibility to the county employees of the district attorneys’ office and the citizens of Madera County.
Eric N. Loos