At midway point, Stoffa gets mixed marks

One of my colleagues says Northampton County Executive John Stoffa reminds him of Gary Cooper. Read more

Since: Jun 07

AOL

#1 Nov 17, 2007
Government Transparency & Accountability: A+

Employee Relations: D

Fiscal Responsibility: A+

Long-range Planning: C

Short-range Planning: B

Overall - B+

Accessibility: A+

Open Space: A+

Regionalism: A+

Overall grade is B+.
Reality

Whitehall, PA

#2 Nov 18, 2007
Record of Success-D; BSing ability-A++++++
notg0p

New Castle, DE

#3 Nov 18, 2007
Let's see, Ms Reality - how many employees has Stoffa laid off? How many members of his inner circle were sent to Federal prison? How much money has Stoffa saved the county?

And what about taxes - the administration he replaced raised your taxes 67% Stoffa has raised taxes 1/2 MILL. What about open space?

Sure, the sheriff' deputies are pissed because they can't take their cars home. Some Democratic power brokers are angry because Stoffa refuses to play games with taxpayer funds.

Now tell me about his BS ability.
Reality

Whitehall, PA

#4 Nov 18, 2007
Hating the old King doesn't translate into a competent new King. Save money, where? A sweatheart backend loaded deal with Blue Cross resulted in employees paying more. Please save you BS for the civilians. Some of us know what's going on, even if a loving press hides it.
Vic Mazziotti

Easton, PA

#5 Nov 19, 2007
"A sweatheart backend loaded deal with Blue Cross"?

Since you "know what is going on", explain it to us.
John

Allentown, PA

#6 Nov 19, 2007
Aren't you the Stoffa appointed Fiscal Head. Should you be net surfing and posting on County time?
Vic Mazziotti

Easton, PA

#7 Nov 20, 2007
Regarding questions about county contracts? Yes. That is one of my responsibilities.
I KNOW

Allentown, PA

#8 Nov 27, 2007
A disaster--fiscally, economically and adminstratively--by any other name is still a disaster. That is the stoffa legacy.

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