Westerberg holds key to Anoka County Board

  • Article by: PAUL LEVY , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 20, 2011 - 11:15 PM

Andy Westerberg has no more and no less power than his fellow Anoka County Board members. Yet, his vote is expected to determine who heads the County Board next year.

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coldcnsrvtvDec. 21, 11 2:07 PM

Accomplishments? All you have is streaming the meetings, rotating them, going paperless? Wow! I am sure that fulfills all the promises you made to voters. My county, Anoka, is going backwards. Time for new leadership.

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rshacklefordDec. 21, 11 6:38 PM

"If I was nominated, I would serve, and I think I would do a very capable job," said Kordiak." He would be a poor choice. (1) As a tax accountant, he is absent much of March and April catering to clients even when receiving a very healthy county commissioner salary. This causes committee meetings to be one of three commissioners short (check the archived meeting minutes). (2) He was the only commissioner of SEVEN who voted to not fire the previous and ineffective IS Director (she was an accountant too and he oversaw Human Resources, hmmm, check the online meeting minutes). (3) He supports turning Kordiak County Park into a city park after his father (Al Kordiak) passes. The park system master plan can obtained in PDF format from the parks manager to verify the intended transfer to city tax dollars. Kordiak's decisions are questionable at best.

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bldgmaintDec. 22, 11 1:32 PM

rhonda is a scary chairman. No raises for employees, increase in employee health contribution (essentially a cut in pay of 4%) but commissioners continue to have special benefits. What a joke. No wander Anoka County is the lowest paying county in the 11 county area.

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sbuzz16Dec. 22, 11 3:56 PM

Even though Westerberg states that he is a conservative, his moderate approach and open-minded progressive vision is what we need. By nominating Kordiak, together with Westerberg, they would be an uplift that Anoka County needs.

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govtbsDec. 22, 11 9:09 PM

bldgmaint: yep, Rhonda is scary. Anoka also has not had to have wage freezes and layoffs like Hennepin County,other MN counties and the State of MN. Anoka is the lowest tax base county in the metro thus employees are paid less. However, Anoka might beat all the other counties in levels of management and their need for more. I wonder if their "lean" training will rid the fat of management? Nope, don't think so......One fat county that needs supervisors and managers for 2-3 employees.

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