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Rick Franzo

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St. Tammany

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Tammany West News Archives - Page 11 of 41 - Tammany West

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Richard will retire effective July 1, 2016.
He took over the department By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON - Concerned Citizens of St. Tammany President Rick Franzo acknowledges "maybe we came down hard" on Coroner Dr. Charles Preston in the midst of a Parish Council


Tammany West News Archives - Page 3 of 32 - Tammany West

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Richard will retire effective July 1, 2016.
He took over the department By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON - Concerned Citizens of St. Tammany President Rick Franzo acknowledges "maybe we came down hard" on Coroner Dr. Charles Preston in the midst of a Parish Council


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COVINGTON - Concerned Citizens of St. Tammany President Rick Franzo acknowledges "maybe we came down hard" on Coroner Dr. Charles Preston in the midst of a Parish Council request for the two-year public official to receive a hefty pay raise.
But Franzo said the parish watchdog group is not doing it to especially make life difficult for Preston. Also, during an e-mail exchange between CCST and Preston, the coroner offered to meet with Franzo and others, to which Preston reported last week "I never got a response. Franzo refuted that after a story ran in The Slidell Independent a week ago and said he did, in fact, send an e-mail asking for a meeting. The bigger picture, Franzo said, has to do with the fact their organization believes many of the departments in parish government are "top heavy with salaries, not to mention the gold plated pensions they get and platinum plated health care plans." "I realized it appears we have come down hard on Dr. Preston, but we do believe he has done a good job," Franzo said. "And we would like to know if these employees who are reportedly working this as a full-time job are also working elsewhere in private practice," Franzo said. CCST has developed a high-profile in the parish since emerging in 2011 as a parish watchdog group that was concerned about a waste transfer station to be built next to I-12 in Lacombe. "After all the Galvan stuff we naturally wanted to see the Coroner's Office not slip back into the problems they had," Franzo said. Franzo said their group has done a study of coroner salaries and believes an appropriate raise for Preston after two years "would have been about half of what he asked for. "There is still more he promised to do and we know some of the things in the questionnaire have not been done," Franzo added. "We are reviewing the Coroner's Office as we are looking at the other parish departments, many of which are so top heavy that it's absurd the taxes we have to pay," he said. Franzo pointed particularly to the overall parish government, which has grown from a $94 million budget five years ago to a $132 million budget this year. "Government jobs are now a way to soak the taxpayers," he said.


BGR › In The News › St. Tammany officials, residents attend inspector general session

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Rick Franzo, president of Concerned Citizens of Lacombe, asked the two for their take on how corruption hurts communities.


Tammany West Sheriff reported to Ethics Board - Tammany West

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CCST President Rick Franzo did acknowledge the incomplete forensic audit was the key problem his group had with the Sheriff's Office asking for a $9.6 million millage.
"If the audit was finished they might find out they don't need all that money, they could ask for a lower millage, and the sheriff would look like a champion for the people," he said. Instead, Franzo said his board "had no other choice" but to vote against the millage since their mission is to be a watchdog over public spending. Franzo also said he was disappointed the sheriff didn't show up for the meeting, instead sending Public Information Officer Daniel Seuzeneau and Chief Deputy Danny Culpepper "who couldn't answer a lot of very tough questions we had for them about the finances." He added that CCST still asked Seuzeneau and Culpepper to get a number of financial reports submitted to them to answer those questions, but nothing was forthcoming in the next week and it left the CCST board with little choice but to recommend a "no" vote. Franzo said the "hate group" e-mail "goes beyond the boundaries of a public comment, especially against a group like ours that is all about good government. Hate groups are organizations like the Ku Klux Klan. His comment was hurtful to the organization and to me personally." The CCST president said Smith's comments were even harder to understand when the sheriff was the keynote speaker in August at the groups general membership meeting "where he praised our group for all the good we have done." Franzo said his group never made any promise about whether they would recommend the millage or oppose it.


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