The article says this isn't the kind of behavior we want in Utah, but from
what I've observed over the past 13 years, it is the kind of behavior we
have in Utah. Conflicts of interest, misuse of public funds, questionable
contract awarding policies, and in general a certain lack of a firm ethical
grounding. I am honestly really surprised at how widespread it is, and
especially surprised at the attitude of those who are caught and think they have
done nothing wrong. Way to go Utah.
There is no place in public service for this kind of behavior at any level.
@PP,Two different things at play here. There is a big difference
between "criminally guilty" and "clearly bad use of tax
money."The report about Jensen clearly showed that he does not
have the best interest of tax payers when he is spending tax money. That is
proven beyond any reasonable doubt.But, the report also suggests
that they cannot "prove" that his clearly misuse of tax money amounts to
"criminal" action.Thus, it is perfectly reasonable to call
for his resignation from a board in which he will be in charge of millions
(actually I think this one is looking more at the billions) of tax payer
dollars; even though he was not charged and found guilty of some criminal
conduct of his past escapades with tax payer money. What is clear is
that the does not have the best interest of us tax payers... but then I could
say the same is true for everyone on the board; and indeed every politician that
pushed this deal in the first place; they are all clearly lining their pockets
with the inland port thing. Just like the prison move; this is all about making
the rich get richer on the backs of the tax payers.
Ben McAdams nominated Mike Jensen for the Inland Port board.Ben
McAdams should resign first then Mike Jensen second.
Add, the guy who nominated him for the post, Ben McAdams, defends his incredibly
dangerous decision and is running for Congress.
Where there's smoke, there's fire. Keep an eye on this guy.
Mayor McAdams should reconsider his continued support for Jensen. Surely Jensen
isn't the only person who understands or can represent Magna's
interests. Let's find someone qualified to represent Magna but who
doesn't have a history of wasting public funds or intimidating and
browbeating public employees.
For obvious reasons this article points out that the good buddy system is alive
and well across party lines in Utah. It is not what you know it is who you
know. It doesn't matter what party you are with, values you are supposed
to represent, it is who you know and where the money goes. Interesting too, big
money in this inland port transcends the party lines. I guess the
republicans decided to share? McAdams and Jensen are known to be liberal
spenders - it appears that perhaps they are in good company with the law makers
on the hill that created this thing?
Guilty until proven innocent I see. I don't know anything about this guy
other than what I read in this article, but I do know that if you weren't
charged AND found guilty by a jury of your peers then there is absolutely no
reason to resign anything.I hate the whole "he should resign
because of the seriousness of the allegations" torches and pitchforks
attitude we all seem to have these days. Why didn't
"alliance for a more like California Utah" call for McAdams ouster. Oh
wait - I know why.
I'm a McAdams supporter but there is no reason this guy should be on this
board overseeing the finances on millions of dollars. He has shown that e is a
spend thrift when it comes to public funds.
I was going to vote for McAdams for Congress. No more. He knew about all this
dirt and still appointed Jensen to the Board. Can't vote for Mia, so
I'll leave that spot unchecked. Utah is not the "Best Managed
How bad does this get? We get rid of Greg Hughes and another one pops up in his
place. Corruption among utah civil servants are out of control. This is not a
drill folks this is real.