Ethics panel picks David McClintock to be the first Inspector General
The chairman of the panel that selected David McClintock of Baltimore to be the first inspector general for Jefferson Parish says McClintock impressed her.
Carroll Suggs told 99.5FM Thursday that "he was no nonsense, very well informed and very passionate about the job of inspector general."
The 45-year-old McClintock is the inspector general for the city of Baltimore. He was one of three finalists for the position which voters agreed to create in 2011 in the wake of scandals in the administration of former Parish President Aaron Broussard.
The inspector general will report to the Ethics and Compliance Commission which voted 5-0 to recommend the hiring of McClintock. The panel must now negotiate a contract with McClintock whose annual salary is expected to range from $150,000 to $170,000.
Suggs says McClintock's start date has not been determined, but they're hoping it will be in the next 45 to 60 days.
A total of 39 persons applied for the job.
"The purpose of the IG is to look at waste, look at obviously fraud, abuse, that sort of thing," says Parish President John Young, who pushed for creation of an inspector general's office for Jefferson when he ran for office.
"I expect the Office of Inspector General to be independent and to be a watchdog in helping us to further reform parish government in Jefferson Parish," Young said in an interview with 99.5FM.