AT FIRST EVENING COMMISSIONER MEETING, JEMISON ASKS FOR QUESTIONS, THEN SHUTS IT DOWN WITH MOTION TO ADJOURN
Published August 9, 2013
Watch the short video from the August 8, 2013, Commissioner meeting dealing with the rampant heroin problem in Geauga County. Watch and listen as Chester resident Ed Corsi interviews Chief Deputy Scott Hildenbrand.
Hildenbrand had shortly before excused Sheriff McClelland's failure to appear with the statement that Dan was off on a well-deserved vacation. We have witnessed others in responsible positions, notably Judge Tim Grendell, cancel a vacation in order to address the Geauga County voters about the gravity of the drug epidemic and the scarcity of funds for the Juvenile Court.
Listen as Deputy Hildenbrand admits that the retirement of several staff members in the Sheriff's department resulted in a cash-flow problem serious enough to prevent the hiring of narcotics detectives.
By this time, attendees are following Corsi's line of thinking. So is Commissioner Jemison, who adjourns the meeting rather than letting Deputy Hildenbrand make any more damning admissions with so many voters present.
Click link to see short video: http://youtu.be/Zn8Ak5vIxyA
So, says Commissioner Jemison, we'll let you voters ask a question. Just don't ask anything which might put any county officials on the spot. As usual, Commissioner Jemison shuts down the dialogue rather than letting county officials solve their own problems.
Hypocrisy rules here in Geauga County, Is it time for voters to take some control and shut down a tyrant? The situation is rapidly coming to a head like a very ripe boil in the middle of Geauga County's red face.
The solution is coming soon if we keep our eyes on the prize.
Tom & Diane Jones
Thanks Tom and Diane.
I also want to thank you both for the dilligence and concern you show by attending the many department meetings and taping them with your video camera, keeping transparency alive in Geauga County..... AND BOY DO WE NEED IT!
I know this is very time consuming for you and I hope the general public appreciates what you both do..... I know I do.
Chief Deputy Scott Hildenbrand also stated that Sheriff McClelland put his so called plan together within two weeks AFTER Commissioner Spidalieri presented his. I don't know how you can put such a comprehensive plan together, addressing such a complex issue as this, in two weeks. We were never told just what this so called plan entails, if there even IS one.
Sheriff McClelland HAD NO PLAN before that. What is also disturbing are the two important meetings in a row that he did not attend concerning this Heroin epidemic..... but I hope he had A GREAT TIME on his "WELL DESERVED VACATION".
Another problem is the Sheriff's buddy, Tracy Jemison, who adamantly, against the outrage of the public, stalled the vote for two weeks on Ralph Spidalieri's plan, to give Sheriff McClelland time to hurriedly come up with his own plan out of embarrassment. Tell me they did not plan this behind the scenes. It is so obvious. There is NO excuse for this devious political maneuvering.
I am severely dissapointed with the actions and inaction of the Sheriff.