Monday, November 15, 2010

Cloth Maestro Irritating Pima BOS

Furthering the notion that the AZ Star's clarity on Cloth is growing, Star Reporter Andrea Kelly has an article regarding the Pima County board's frustration with Cloth Aficionado Jonathon Walker, the ridiculously overpaid head of the Metro Tucson Convention and Visitor's Bureau. The MTCVB is one of the key hubs of the Tucson Cloth apparatus, siphoning millions of local taxpayers dollars into the coffers of a handful of those near the top of the Cloth hierarchy. Walker's gig pays about $1/4M a year, and his right hand dude makes nearly $200K.

To do what? You know the answer to that.

Even TREO's Joe Snell has to pretend to report to a board (some of whom have real jobs where they do this thing called work) and attend a few meetings now and then. Walker enjoys a board as cloth infested as that of the Downtown Tucson Partnership. Word is that sometime back around 2003 or 2004, Walker considered doing something one week that could be loosely interpreted as work.

Staff talked him out of it.

When I first started talking about the Cloth, many scratched their heads and couldn't believe something so absurd could actually be legit and true. People are starting to get it.

The Pima County Board is upset with Walker because they find themselves unable to get him to attend a meeting.

I swear I'm not making this up.


Anonymous Another Anon said...

Just saw the Fall 2010 issue of "BizTucson" for which I have no adequate words of description.

Let's just say this issue stinks of TREO.

11/16/2010 11:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Walker makes $237,000 a year!!!!

Unbelievable. Just unbelievable. $20,000 a month and not have to do one thing at all, ever.

Sickening. Worse than sickening.

And he has an assistant that makes $180,000!!!!


11/16/2010 1:41 PM  

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