Text from the recall petition:
*Sheriff Lowery does not have the experience, management skills or budget preparation to carry out his position.
*Lowery has shown unwillingness to work with the Board, County Manager and Finance Department.
*Lowery appointed Under Sheriff Paterson, with compromised managerial skills, fiscal understanding or ability to communicate with key figures in county government. Paterson has micro-managed personnel to the point that moral is at its lowest.
*Lowery has shown an inability to make command decisions because of his lack of knowledge of the position and what it stands for. Continuously “unavailable” for key decisions and issues needing to be resolved
*Lowery moved or kept personnel in key positions that do not deserve or belong.
*Lowery filed a frivolous law suit against the Board. Paterson did not follow proper procedures in obtaining legal council resulting in unpaid attorney fees. This is a flagrant misappropriation of funds and tax payers money. Decisions to obtain legal counsel was pushed through by Paterson, but was ultimately Lowery’s decision.
*Continuously allowing agency staff to drive county assigned vehicles to Havasu daily. This is a flagrant violation of county policy and procedure and waste of taxpayers money.
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