In a memorandum submitted today to the Kootenai County Commissioners (BOCC), County Assessor Bela Kovacs responds to accusations leveled by personnel in his office. This comes in the wake of an ongoing internal feud when the BOCC voted to cut Kovacs’ salary in half last year.
Kovacs claims there is an entrenched group of county employees actively attempting to “discredit” him while the BOCC followed suit by implementing punitive measures that have significantly diminished his ability to execute his statutory duties.
In summary, Kovacs’ believes the source of the turmoil are from various employees that aren’t adjusting well to the reforms being implemented at the Assessor’s office. Kovacs also believes neglecting these reforms will draw the county closer towards a catastrophic and significant financial disaster for Kootenai County.