Last week Executive-elect Ed Fitzgerald cleaned out the auditor's office, ground-zero for patronage and cronyism in Cuyahoga County for the better part of the last two decades. It was a sweeping move, one needed both in function and for symbolic reasons.
It seems, at least for the moment, that Fitzgerald is not only 100% committed to ending impropriety in Cuyahoga County government, but also ending any perception of impropriety.
Today he has invited all county employees who would fall under the county executive's direction to a meeting to explain his vision going forward.
"It's important that current employees have some idea of what to expect from our new government, for both the short-term and long-term," said Executive-elect FitzGerald.
FitzGerald also noted - "I believe it's important that I communicate with county employees directly during this transition process."
The meeting is voluntary for all employees, and the expected number of attendees is not known at this time.
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