When I opened tonight's paper, I was dumbfounded to read the article about Sheriff Noel appointing Councilman Matt Owen to the Sheriff's Merit Board. Owen works for Noel at the New Chapel EMS and has for quite awhile. This is a gross example of a conflict of interest. But what is even worse is that both Noel and Owen apparently can't see it!!
Noel said, "The bottom line is, it's a Republican appointment...... Matt's a Republican, and it's my choice. I'm within statutes to do it, and that's my pleasure. I don't feel there's any conflict at all."
Owen echoed Noel's sentiment that the business relationship between the two would not create a conflict of interest."
My goodness, do neither of them know what a "conflict of interest is"?? Or do they just not care? After all, Noel said, "it's my choice". Basically, the rest of us can go to you know where. How arrogant!
This is another sad day for Clark County. No wonder we are the laughing stock of the State.
(I couldn't get the link to the article to post -- perhaps someone else can post it. Thanks)