Miami Herald you gave up doing one -- we didn't...yet.
Another week gone. I was in New York for part of it visiting a sick relative. Jim Morin of the Miami Herald did a great cartoon yesterday:
|Love his depiction of Trump|
|Ralph Terrero, wrongly fired? He has been at the County since 2005.|
Ralph Terrero, Assistant Director of Water Operations was fired. Why? No one knows not even his superior Doug Yoder who was in Palm Beach during the time of the firing. Doug is now doing Ralph's job. Doug is Deputy Director of Water and Sewer. From all accounts Ralph was very efficient and a great Engineer.
I am told that AECOM, the engineering firm charged with managing the EPA Consent Decree, didn't like him. AECOM was hired to manage the program to comply with the consent decree. They were not hired to talk to the other Government agencies involved with the consent decree, nor to represent the county to them, but they do. With all these consultants why do we need a Department?
Lester Sola did the dirty deed of firing Ralph. Sola is not an Engineer. He also was the one who went to France with the Mayor. Why? No one knows why he did either.
Every month AECOM has a conference call on behalf of the county with the EPA. It was the county's idea for the call, trying to be proactive but they curiously don't participate. They have a discussion before the call with AECOM. The other engineering firm, CH2MHILL manages the ocean outfall. You would think with all these consultants you would want a qualified engineer on staff. Where did the order come from to fire him?? I don't think Lester Sola ever makes a decision on his own. Meanwhile, another Engineer is watching her job being advertised. The county is now implementing succession planning for senior staff. She isn't due to retire until 2017. Why hire someone 2 years early? Is she on the list as well? How does Doug Yoder keep out of the line of fire? Maybe because he is so short no one sees him.
|Doug Yoder is the tall guy.|
HEALTH - Stomach warning:
I have been eating Chia seed yogurt, blood orange Chia seed yogurt to be exact.
It taste a bit like orange flavored tapioca. Not bad tasting but I am very worried about what is growing in my stomach.
|Chia pets are showing up in stomach X-rays.|
More of you should have read my post on jobs yesterday. Go back you lazy bastards, read it. I don't write for my health. I eat Chia seeds for that.