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'Hungry' video starved for facts

A four-year-old AARP mini-documentary just now making the Facebook rounds in Tuolumne County gives new meaning to the old saw about not letting facts get in the way of a good story.

Thanks Posse for another Roundup success

 


New TUD board majority hurting its own cause

Voters put the new Tuolumne Utilities District board majority in office in November’s election as a backlash against a board-approved rate increase and over-generous district employee compensation.

The voter frustration was well-placed. But a wishy washy board, perhaps overly fawning of staff, has been replaced by something just as bad or maybe worse: an inflexible, micromanaging and, in some cases mean spirited, majority. 


Consolidation: Schools should get down to business

School boards and administrators are fond of comparing their operations to the business world’s.

In fact, a well-worn argument equating school district superintendents to corporate CEOs has been applied for years to justify jaw-dropping six-figure salaries, outsized pensions, and a bevy of fringe benefits.

 


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