ANDY WARREN FOR BUCKS COUNTY CONTROLLER
WORKING FOR YOU !!!
- PROVEN ELECTABILITY
- DAY ONE - JOB READY!
Four (4) years Warminster Township Supervisor,
Thirty (30) years William Tennent High School coach,
Fifteen (15) years Bucks County Commissioner,
Ten (10) years the “public face” of PENNDOT in southeastern Pennsylvania
QUALIFIES me as an experienced and a recognized leader.
The Controller is “the final independent check on the fiscal activities of the executive and legislative branches of County government” - the Watch Dog!
The Controller is a member of the County’s retirement board, salary board, and prison oversight board.
Important job of the Controller is to ask questions, provide another set of eyes, from a different perspective or governmental philosophy.
Regarding YOUR tax dollar spending, the Controller should be the “brake” to the Commissioners “gas pedal”. While capable of totally “stopping” forward motion a brake pedal is most often used to “slow” a vehicle, allowing the driver to consider his/her next direction.
The Controller ALERTS the Commissioners to potential spending concerns.
For more than a year, I have attended virtually every County Commissioner meeting, either in person or by zoom.
The bi-weekly Commissioner agenda is divided into two sections:
CONSENT (throughout the year 952 items @$149,521,012.00) and
REGULAR (121 items @$42,592,646.00)
The only understanding a taxpayer would have about the content of the CONSENT agenda was that it was moved, seconded and unanimously passed in about 30 seconds.
Other than the relatively few times a citizen (me) asked clarification of a particular item, no Commissioner, other elected or appointed official referenced any of the 952 items---QUESTIONS SHOULD HAVE BEEN RAISED AND EXPLANATIONS SHOULD HAVE BEEN PROVIDED.
In County governmental operations one other document (PERSONNEL LIST) contains 1000s of items, always passed unanimously in 30 seconds and was NEVER publicly discussed during any Commissioner meeting throughout the entire 2020 year.
While undoubtedly perfectly legal, one would have thought, in the interest of open government, at least one elected official would have discussed why during the four previous years of Republican administration the category “Commissioners Salary Adjustment” averaged $125,323.00 annually. However, during one year of Democrat majority the average was $284,724.00. More than twice as high---QUESTIONS SHOULD HAVE BEEN RAISED AND EXPLANATIONS SHOULD HAVE BEEN PROVIDED.