Commentary - Kenny Curtzweiler knows less about government than the average middle school student

by Placerville Newswire / Nov 02, 2018 / comments

[Kenneth Harper]

It’s official. Kenny Curtzweiler knows less about government than the average middle school student, and seems to have the same temperament as a middle school student. At the candidate’s forum in Pollock Pines this evening he stated that if he were to be presented with, for example, a 20-page budget from the Sheriff, he would send it back and insist that it be reduced to 11 pages so that it could more easily be understood. He said that he would do the same thing with a budget from the fire department.

It doesn’t work that way. Budgets are long because they are complicated. If you take out nine pages of budget information out of 20, you are denying information that a board of directors needs in order to properly analyze the needs of the agency. Real life will not allow reality to be dumbed down for the convenience of one person. As for the fire department, Mr. Curtzweiler seems not to know that there are a number of fire protection districts in El Dorado County, and each one has its own board of directors. Members of the Board of Supervisors have no say over the budgets of those fire departments. That includes the El Dorado County Fire Protection District, and the fire departments in South Lake Tahoe.

Kenny Curtzweiler is not ready to be one of five people that determines how the millions of tax dollars we have to cough up gets spent. Sue Novasel has been doing that, and knows what she’s doing.