Palm Beach Post: Martin County commissioners need ‘financial shark’ to advise them about risk

Sarah Heard, Martin County Commission Chair (Source:

From award-winning Palm Beach Post blogger Sally Swartz: Martin County Commission Chairman Sarah Heard believes the county needs a financial expert to advise commissioners on investing in big ticket items, such as expensive and rapidly changing computer technology.

In the past, Heard adds, the county has hired financial advisers “who didn’t live up to our expectations.” But the old commission majority, notorious for valuing cronyism over competence, didn’t always hire capable people.

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