As Charlotte's fiscal year comes to a close, with CMPD's red ink flowing Chief Monroe has taken the idea of lying low to a new level.
Seems Chief RoMo is heading down under to the land of Kangaroos and Koala Bears for the next two weeks at Charlotte's taxpayers expense.
Rumor has it that the chief and family are off to Australia on "work related" business and the CMPD is footing the bill.
I know you are thinking "You have got to be freaking kidding me?" or maybe you are saying "Crikey" in your best Steve Irwin accent.
Normally Cedar Posts would laugh at the suggestion or rumor that the chief would take a taxpayer funded junket to Australia with his wife in tow. But nothing chief RoMo does would at this point would surprise me.
What does surprise Cedar Posts is that Charlotte's City Council members like Andy Dulin sit on their respective thumbs while city manager Kurt Walton approves RoMo's wild spending and at the same time denies the request for 12 additional 911 operators. (WCNC City Denies Funding for Additional 911 Operators)
Maybe it is time Charlotte's citizens stand up and say enough is enough or we can all head down to Charlotte Douglas International and wish Chief Monroe Bon Voyage on Monday as he steps aboard his Delta flight to Atlanta connecting to LAX and on to Sydney.
Cedar Posts Update:
This just in, seems that RoMo is attending an international symposium on crime and terrorism which runs a total of 3 days. The same meeting was held in Washington DC back in April. But hey why go to DC when you've been there done that and have the T-Shirt?
Speaking of T-Shirts or white shirts at least, seems the chief's bright idea to "upgrade" the command staff uniforms has hit a snag, or in this case a little buyers remorse. The word is the white shirt and redesigned uniforms for command staff have been pushed back until after the current fiscal year ends. So RoMo Cop is smarter than we give him credit sometimes.