Sunday, June 12, 2011

Commissioner Sharon Sutton Keeps On Stealing Taxpayer Money

Commissioner Sutton is a disgrace. As an economics teacher in DeKalb County, she was caught, even had warrants issued for her arrest, for writing bad checks. Thus not honoring her word.

She miss manages her money so poorly, she has bills that go unpaid. Again, untrustworthy.

In the past, she over-spent her taxpayer funded budget on lavish hotel stays and meals that cost more than allowed by county per diem.

It's been found she continues to abuse and steal taxpayer money without any fear of retribution. The county commissioners should censor her at the very least. She should be removed from all committees. All her county credit cards and budget accounts should be taken away before she is placed in a corner and told to sit.

Her conduct should be questioned by the county school board, with some type of punishment. What kind of an example is she to the students she teaches?

The FOP, other officers and the general public need to demand a public apology from her at the next commissioners meeting. She needs to be called out, if for nothing else, to let her and the other commissioners know we are watching.

Her elitist attitude, during these difficult finical times must be stopped. When time comes around for the commissioner to approve our upcoming furlough days, you can bet she'll vote to dock your pay faster then you can say "super size it."

And as far as accepting a check from her? We think a money order from Quick Trip would be in order. While she's there, she can pick up a box $1.00 hotdogs to hold her over.

23 comments:

Gold Badge said...

Three letters sum this up: POS. Nuff said

Anonymous said...

Imagine that a fat pig elitist who couldn't even balance her own check book gets elected to office in Dekalb.
And you wonder why those who actually pay taxes are forming their own cities.

Anonymous said...

Say what you want about the new Fulton and DeKalb cities, they are all providing outstanding services and running budget surpluses. But then again look at the average Sandy Springs or Dunwoody elected official. Most are successful business people giving BACK to the community, not milking it and living at the taxpayer trough.

Anonymous said...

Our US President is required to pay for his OWN meals in his OWN residence (White House), not the tax payers. GET IT TOGETHER Dekalb county.

Anonymous said...

I sure hope the County wouldn't accept a check from her; not with her record of writing bad checks at every turn. And if a child of mine got her for a teacher, you can bet they would be transferred to another class. Don't do any good to complain to the School Board about anything - they have deaf ears and could care less about the taxpayer, teachers who do their job and have integrity, and most of all the students.

Anonymous said...

We have joined the chase to the bottom!

Anonymous said...

CEO and BOC, you are on notice, get this fat under achieving waste of tax paying money, bad check writing, hot dog eating, fat ass out of office, she is an example of why your public safety department has zero faith in you!!!! Get with it, get her off the TV I cant believe I am a part of a County who has no leash on an animal like that. How does she look at herself in the mirror. If you really want to destroy the county, start the furloughs.... if you dont have our back, we dont have yours. your sorry revenue from citations will totally fade out. Warning tickets here we come.

Anonymous said...

Just think, somewhere in Dekalb is a majority who votes and actually thinks she does a good job.

Your right, nearly all the elected officials in the new cities in Fulton are all professional successful business people who used their own money and time to put in the work to start the cities and receive little or no pay at all.

Anonymous said...

Fat? I have seen her picture at the entrance of many county buildings along with other commissioners and she isn't fat at all! I don't know who the woman is at the commissioners meetings, and I don't know who the woman is that news films that say is Sharon Sutton, but she looks nothing like the woman in the airbrushed, photoshopped glamour photos I have seen!

LoFlyer said...

I am finding myself in the position of trying to be nice to the commissioners for tactical reasons of trying to help out the employees. However in the case of Mrs. Sutton I will make an exception, from her politics and activities, Mrs. Sutton has nothing to say to me and she doesn't want to hear my scathing critque of her performance as the Finance committee chair-thing.
But I have a few questions, why was the newcomer Sharon Sutton voted chair of the finance committee? The commissioners all knew the score when they got elected that the county was in a deep financial bind of the recession and housing market crash, that the trend is still developing in DeKalb county, and that drastic measures were needed to balance the budget.
Instead of electing Elaine Boyer or Kathy Gannon, both outspoken "fiscal conservatives" to chair the finance committee, the commissioners elected Sharron Sutton, and when I starting researching Sutton's financial qualifications for the position things get real murky. Mrs. Sutton has no official county biography at present, the official web-page at http://web.co.dekalb.ga.us/barnes_sutton/bio.asp
is currently being updated or revised for unknown reasons.
The blog, Atlanta unfiltered has an interesting article on Mrs. Sutton at
http://www.atlantaunfiltered.com/2010/01/28/debt-ridden-dk-official-says-she-spent-69k-out-of-pocket-on-campaign/
that has some interesting financial information that begs for some answers to some damning questions of Mrs Sutton's financial integrity and philosiphy.
To the average employee, it appears that the BOC is only making the financial situation of DeKalb government worse for the citizens and the employees. The counties bond rating has declined for the first time in 25 years, and the county officials say "no problem, we aren't asking for any new loans" yet a week later it is reported that DeKalb government is seeking a 100 million dollar loan for operational functions due to lack of tax revenue.
Yet Mrs. Sutton and CEO Ellis are busy spending as much as they can on unproductive but expensive conventions and conferences that appear to be designed to benefit themselves personally and professionally.
They refuse to discuss the issues with the employees but expect the employees to finance the county through pay-cuts, furloughs and lower benefits and with proposed massive employee benefit contributions increases.
No one thinks the CEO or BOC members are unintelligent or intentionally degrading the county government core functions, but collectively that is the end result of their manipulations of DeKalb government.
This truly sux, mates!
KenC

Anonymous said...

You know...I'm about to paint a very grim picture here that at one point would have been a ridiculous hyperbole.
Dekalb is deep in the financial hole. Tax money is going to ridiculous and unnecessary expenses, employees are losing money left and right, foreclosures in this county are so high that taxpayers are going to have to pay more money for basic services. Amidst it all, an incompetent financial wreck is voted into office by the Dekalb voters...but when you think about it...she really is the PERFECT representative for a large demographic of this county's population. A bunch of irresponsible adult infants who can not care for themselves and who have no problem spending other people's money with no regard for the consequences.
I really hate to say it, but Vernon Jones wanted to show the new face of Dekalb County...well here it is...

Anonymous said...

This woman is the poorest excuse for being in any kind of public service. She is nothing more than an abuser who thinks that she can do any (including breaking the law)and get away with it because she is in politics. Politics or otherwise, she still is a crook.
Looks like a crook, talks like a crook, acts likes a crook, walks likes a crook, therefore, must be a crook. This cannot be put in any other terms.

Being a school teacher doesn't make any better. She should at the very least know better and should be held to a higher standard of accountability.

To sum her up in the simpliest terms....."She is wasted space or a parasite".

At the very least, a tiny bug has much more intelligence than SHARON BARNES SUTTON.

Anonymous said...

She should have been taken to jail, and we wouldnt be having this conversation would we.

Anonymous said...

A public apology is not enough!The CEO and other Commissioners should request her resignation immediately! She is one of many corrupt politicians that is ruining DeKalb County Government and county.

LoFlyer said...

Doh! Another boner by myself in the last post. My apologies to Lee May, he is the chairman of the Finance committee, not Sharon Sutton, she is a member of the committee along with Elaine Boyer.

Anonymous said...

Ms Sutton is in "public service" because she like the $47.5K paycheck a year plus perks.

But Belcher of WSB lets DK County off the hook too easily. Ms Sutton was only over budget by 1.8%. The entire BOC and CEO budgets are about 20% too large (bloated staffs and salaries) and the rest of the County budget about 15% too large because of too many employees.

Anonymous said...

Higdon should have let Whittington lock her a•• up!

Anonymous said...

Anon 6:02: You assume Higdon has balls.

Anonymous said...

Why was PERMISSION asked to make a lawful arrest anyway? Sounds like EVERYONE was ballless in the entire incident.

Anonymous said...

I was thinking of leaving the Dept and opening up a chicken restaurant called Go Cluck Yourself...It would be great if she was my first customer so I could tell her to go Cluck herself....I wouldn't allow her to write a personal check though...It would have to be cash. And I would inspect that cash with an electron microscope

-Anon 1118

Anonymous said...

Hey J Tom………….. don’t act like you’re so pure now. You knew Judge Flake was a corrupt POS years ago, but you never complained until it cut into your pay check.

Anonymous said...

ANON 08:24.....LAY OFF THE SAUCE DUDE!!!!!!!

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