The wrench in the swap is that their is a disparity in salary, which sources indicate that Property Assessor Phil Ballard will have a reduction in force (lay off or termination) in order to accommodate the switch. Leuthold who has Trustee experience, has NO Property Assessor experience.
Courthouse Cronyism Chess Game
We have been posting since August about the various cronyism moves in the City County Building with a couple of fee offices. It seems the latest is as we previously reported that Trustee employee Craig Leuthold (and former County Commissioner) is in negotiations with Property Assessor Phil Ballard to move from the Trustee’s office to the Property Assessors office. The word in the courthouse is that a switch is in play to swap another Property Assessor employee for Trustee employee Craig Leuthold.