On Thursday (4-4-13) Geauga Prosecutor Jim Flaiz came to the Geauga County Commissioners meeting at the request of Commissioner Ralph Spidialeri to clear the air about his position on retire/rehire abuse in this county after Commissioner Mary Samide blamed Mr. Flaiz for HER long voting record of support for retire/rehire.
Mary stated, at the previous Commissioner meeting, that Mr. Flaiz told her she HAD TO vote in favor of it. That's funny.... her long history of spport for retire/rehire was long before Mr. Flaiz became prosecutor, which was just recently.
We all know Mary Samide also has a long history of lying and blaming others for her actions so this is no surprise.
At the meeting Mr. Flaiz stated he is against retire/rehire, citing his history of consistently voting against it when he was a councilman in Russel. He also cautioned the Commissioners about how they approach this issue and their wording because of a pending court case. One of his jobs is to protect Geauga County from lawsuits.
I would like to commend Jim Flaiz for having the backbone and honesty in taking a stand on this issue and publicly correcting Mary Samide.
I'm sure Mr. Flaiz knows this will not get him points with the "good ole boys club" but it looks as though he is more interested in doing the right thing for the people of Geauga. I hope he continues to stay the course.