Hernando elect candidate’s ride-along with firefighters raises questions

May 20, 2014 - box office

BROOKSVILLE — For Laurie Pizzo, a District 4 claimant for a Hernando County Commission, a ride-along with glow officials for 10 hours Monday was a possibility to teach herself about a county’s glow service.

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In a march of her visits with firefighters, she also had a event to answer questions and pass out palm cards about her candidacy.

Now county officials are seeking questions of their own, to find out either a firefighters disregarded a county’s process restricting domestic activity.

And to make certain that others do not step into that fraudulent arena, a county’s risk manager, Cristi Charlow, on Thursday released copies of a process to all county employees around email with a cover minute noting: “As choosing deteriorate is on us, we wanted to remind all employees of a trustworthy Political Activity Restrictions Policy that regulates domestic activities of Hernando County (Commission) employees.”

After Pizzo listened that questions had been raised, she pronounced Friday that she review a county process and satisfied that handing out debate novel and her domestic conversations were problematic.

“I substantially should not have finished that,” she said. “There was no mistreat intended.”

Pizzo pronounced such ride-alongs assistance her know firsthand what county employees do and that she expects they will assistance her make good decisions as a commissioner.

Interim Fire Chief Mike Nickerson pronounced county officials schooled about Pizzo’s activities on Wednesday and have not nonetheless dynamic either an review of a employees’ activities is warranted.

Ride-alongs are not an odd use when members of a open wish to see how a supervision is spending their money, Nickerson said.

This is a second time Pizzo has found herself in a center of a conditions since of a ride-along. In January, she was roving with a Hernando County sheriff’s emissary when another off-duty emissary was pulled over underneath guess of pushing while intoxicated. She was a declare and settled that a indicted emissary seemed to pass margin seriousness tests.

Pizzo is seeking a elect chair hold by Dave Russell, who has announced he will not find re-election. She will face Jeff Holcomb in a Republican Party primary after this summer. The other announced claimant for a chair is Democrat Dan Oliver.

source ⦿ http://www.tampabay.com/news/localgovernment/hernando-commission-candidates-interaction-with-firefighters-raises/2180142

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