Unfortunately, we have politicians, who say and do nothing about the misdeeds of a DOE funded coalition, until they are caught red-handed! Currently, our State Auditor has launched a special investigation and Los Alamos County has hired an independent ethics investigation.
In the meantime, Chrobocinski and O’Leary are demanding accountability.“Because the officials associated with the failures alleged in the audit are senior elected and appointed officials of Los Alamos County, an independent investigation is appropriate to fully, fairly, and impartially determine the nature and extent of any misconduct, with transparent visibility for full County Council and the citizens of Los Alamos County,” they wrote in their request.
In an email Thursday, O’Leary said the situation not only raises issues for the regional coalition but also for the local governments involved in it.“For Los Alamos County, I’m interested in understanding the the role of Los Alamos County elected and appointed officials in this situation. I’d also like to understand why the entire Los Alamos County Council and the public were not quickly apprised after the audit was completed. I learned about the severity of it when reading last Sunday’s newspaper. This is a very serious issue and we all deserve more transparency on it. That’s what we’ll get with an independent investigation.”