May 25 - May 31, 1995

Once again, and for the third week in a row, we take a break from the transcripts of the deposition of Pima County Supervisor Mikey Boyd and instead point out from other sources another example of just how big a flake he is --this time, a letter he sent to The Arizona Daily Star. This guy really makes it easy for us.

The Star wrote that the seven former high-level county employees suing the County and the three supes who illegally canned them were into a settlement deal with Pima County that could result in a $6 million settlement. Here's Mikey's response:

The Pima County Board of Supervisors has not agreed to pay seven litigating employees $6 million in damages. No deal has been struck, as the headline indicates. The $6 million settlement offer came from the workers, not the board...and was flatly rejected.

In the original story Boyd mentioned, he is quoted as calling the settlement offer "unrealistic."

A few things Mikey seems to have missed:

l. The settlement offer was sought by County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry and the county's lawyer, Larry Shubart. The county approached the plaintiffs, not the other way around.

2. The Board of Supervisors has yet to "flatly reject" anything, unless Mikey, Ed and Paul have gone back to making decisions in secret. There has been neither formal action by the board nor a formal presentation by their staff.

3. Nowhere does Mikey--or his two GOP colleagues--even attempt to continue the charade they all played for the last two years that "they did it right" and the seven people have no case. All Mikey and his former cronies seem to be doing is haggling over the price.

One thing is clear: the ineptitude shown by Mikey and friends will cost the Pima County taxpayers a whole bunch of money.

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