After the Orange County Board of Supervisors demonstrated on Tuesday that they could not make a motion, much less a decision, on a salary to offer their choice for CEO, their Second choice for the job, Santa Barbara CEO Chandra Wallar sent the Board a letter telling them no thanks.
The Orange County Register reported yesterday afternoon that Wallar had sent a letter to the Board of Supervisors declining the position and complaining about the process, which we described on Wednesday as Dysfunction Junction.
From the story:
In a letter to the supervisors, Wallar, the CEO of Santa Barbara County, also said the situation “was made more difficult and awkward by the board’s leaking of information to the press and open session discussions of compensation after deal points were negotiated.”
It is currently unclear what next steps the Board will take to fill the CEO position which was vacated by Tom Mauk last year. The Board is on “Spring Break” for the next three weeks, so unless they call a special meeting they’re going to have some time to fiddle or ponder.