Swartz also notes that the chief impediments to an elected school board are now gone with the departures of former County Executive Rick Pollitt, former Del.
For years outgoing county executive Rick Pollitt has refused to cut payroll despite a cut in county services. I can understand that argument in some departments (maybe), but certainly not in others.
promised zero-based budgeting but he
didnâ€™t grasp the definition. He
claimed that you use last yearâ€™s budget numbers and count that as â€œYear Zeroâ€�. This is nothing more than the age old bureaucratic concept of simply taking last years numbers and adding on to them. The taxpayer always loses under this scenario.
was famous for his
annual budget â€œdog and pony showâ€�. Usually held in the Flanders Room of the Wicomico County Youth and Civic Center
, this was little more than a parade of government employees and their families standing before a microphone and telling us poor, dumb taxpayers how parsimonious Pollitt was with the taxpayersâ€™ hard earned dough.
Jim Mathias (D-38), Wicomico County Executive Rick Pollitt (D), Wicomico Councilman Matt Holloway (R), and Wicomico Councilman John Hall (R).
How are Wicomico County Democrats progressing towards next fallâ€™s elections? Better than you might think. Since a Democrat majority is highly unlikely, local Democrat leaders want the next best thing â€" a liberal council that will rubber-stamp increased spending and higher taxes if Rick Pollitt
is re-elected to the County Executiveâ€™s post.
Sources within the Wicomico Democrat Central Committee indicate that they are preparing to give appointee John Hall (R-4) and first term incumbent Matt Holloway (R-At Large) a free pass. Why? One need simply look at their voting records and Matt Hollowayâ€™s role of carrying water for County Executive Rick Pollitt (D) on council.
SALISBURY, MD â€" Five years ago Wicomico citizens fought a pitched battle to preserve their property rights. On one side were farmers, large landowners, real estate developers, and a large group of ordinary citizens who actually believed in personal liberty and property rights. On the other side was Wicomico County Executive Rick Pollitt, several members of the Wicomico County Council, the state of Maryland, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and every enviro-leftist in Wicomico County. Dubbed the â€œBig Land Grabâ€�, Pollitt and his political allies attempted to strip farmers and large land owners of their right to develop all or part of their property under current law. It was by one vote that the attempt was thwarted.
In the meantime, Rick Pollitt
has achieved by inaction what he
couldnâ€™t achieve through legislative action.