The last thing that I am want to do is to pass judgement on someone based solely on what is reported in the media. I have seen first hand how they can and do get basic facts wrong a lot of the time. That said, it seems to be rather accepted at this point that our elected County Treasurer, Chriss Street, made a decision to "modernize" his offices, complete with ceiling to floor glass walls, setting up a professional "trading floor" as if his offices were located on Wall Street, and the ergonomically correct designer seats around the office each apparently cost the better part of a grand. So, I guess we get to offer up the Red County/OC Blog challenge to our Treasurer... Send us your explanation of what you did to your office and why, in the first person, and we will publish it verbatim right here. You will be able to take your message straight to readers without any spin, editing or interpretation by go-betweens.
I know that all of the readers here would be very interested in hearing what you have to say, especially the five Supervisors (whom I am told frequent this site regularly), who have to decide whether to give you more "adult supervision" as a department head.
Hopefully you take us up on our offer to explain the seemingly lavish remodel. I want to understand this because it goes to good judgment, something I expect a great deal of from someone who is managing such a massive investment portfolio.
I'm sure that Supervisor John Moorlach and former OC GOP Chairman Tom Fuentes are all ears -- I know both have pulled the laboring oar on your behalf.