Briggs-Pierson follies continued (Correction)
Correction: When first published the Title of the author was inadvertently omitted. The correct attribution of this story is:
"Walt Miller – Former El Dorado County District Attorney"
Regarding the article on Section 8 housing from Aug. 14, it appears that our long running saga/melodrama continues with a new act and new cast member, Ron Briggs. Not to worry, our other main characters, Nutting and Harn, remain in the wings.
The focus of the new act involves some secret, highly classified documents, no less. The farce is elevated when the senders of the letters (Pierson to Briggs and Briggs, as board chairman, to Pierson) will not be released to the public at large. This is curious. The last we knew of these two players was that they were both publicly elected county officials. And from Chris Daley’s informative article, it appears both letters were sent in the scope of their official duties. That’s right, on our, the public’s, dime.
Two questions arise: How can the letters be classified as secret, not for scrutiny of the residents of the county? And why are they hidden from public view? We paid for them, the letters, so the letters are ours.
Are cast members, Briggs and Pierson, having a transparency issue? Is it our own “NSAgate?”
Walt Miller – Former El Dorado County District Attorney