When county employees have the skills to do the work, we are wise to assign that work to our staff. Wasteful contracts fail to benefit taxpayers.
Vendors in Lake County do not disclose whether or how much they have donated to county board campaigns. This is a weakness in our ethics policies.
County Board members should disclose the names of all family members and past business partners who do business with Lake County.
Private contractors do not create efficiencies for the county budget. We pay more to allow for their profits. They have no duty to the people of Lake County--just a duty to their own shareholders. All of the efficiencies benefit the business owners. We get the mediocre services and the bills.