Tuesday, April 17, 2007

if ...the ends justify the means...

then Everitt's decision to end Lovato's career with a $40,000 paid vacation makes sense.

The only other option would have been to end his career with a $240,000 settlement.

and $40,000 is a drop in the bucket; Everitt spent twice that on furnishings for the Susie Rayos Marmon Boardroom.

Everitt actually saved taxpayers the money they would have lost buying Gil Lovato's body map; including Sam Bregman's share. Taxpayers are also saved the Paula Maes/Modral cut; and it would have been quite expensive to litigate a settlement in the "public interest."

In the loss column, rack up the loss of the public's right to knowledge of public records.

Everitt claims the autonomous authority to classify public records as "confidential". When she and Rigo Chavez argue say they don't have to release public records on "personnel issues" they are talking out their asses. There is no such thing as confidential personnel records; the NMIPRA does not except "personnel" records.

There are public records which are excepted from public knowledge by the NMIPRA. The public records of a public servants, public corruption, and criminal conspriracy are not among them.

Beth Everitt; at your first opportunity to speak at the board meeting tomorrow night; you are obligated to cite in the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act, the exception that allows you to hide from public knowledge, the records of public corruption and criminal conspiracy.

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