Sunday, January 18, 2015 – 11:00 a.m.
We’ve written about it here before. If you want to be a county supervisor, be prepared to do your job.
Anyone with the idea that public presence and outreach can be completely accomplished on Facebook has a screw loose.
We’re hearing that’s what San Bernardino County Supervisor James Ramos apparently believes.
Ramos, who’s been mostly missing in action his first two years in office, ineffectively trying to dodge a plethora governmental votes that conflict with his Tribe, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, apparently hasn’t been that visible to his constituents or supporters either.
Is anyone really shocked?
Former San Bernardino Mayor, and fellow Democrat, Judith Valles, a well-spoken, well-educated woman, reportedly gave Ramos an earful recently. The questions “Where are You?” and “Where have you been?” were the unpleasant topic of discussion. Ramos didn’t have any cogent answer, and Valles isn’t someone he could bullshit. In other words Valles doesn’t need the charity of Ramos or, as Ramos might say, his “Sovereign Indian Nation”.
Whether Ramos, ironically the new Chairman of the Board, is afraid he’ll publicly appear incompetent, give stupid answers, or get caught off guard, there’s definitely something wrong here.
Maybe it’s a deep dark personal issue, unknown to the public, that’s causing the problem. Then again, maybe it’s not.
It could also be a symptom of the strong-Chief Executive Officer form of government currently in effect at the county.
Whatever the problem is, Ramos needs to deal with it, because it’s not just a few people who are noticing.
Clearly county residents deserve better!