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I want to congratulate Timothy May for his excellent article (“Save us from the Babbitts of the world,” Other Voices, Feb. 26) on the unfortunate Sierra College situation. After reading it, it occurred to me that we have a very dysfunctional setup when it comes to selecting the people needed to run our civic institutions, i.e., cities, counties, schools and districts.

In order to get hired or promoted into a position with any significant level of responsibility, it requires tangible evidence of training and experience that qualifies you for that position.

On the other hand, when it comes to the selection of people to oversee and direct these institutions, there are no prequalifications required whatsoever. What we are doing, in effect, is choosing people to direct multimillion dollar operations who aren’t even qualified to run a 7-Eleven.



In the Sierra College situation, because of the trustees’ inability to resolve the Kevin Ramirez matter in a competent and intelligent manner, we are stuck with paying out over $200,000 of badly needed money for nothing.

If Mr. Ramirez was truly incompetent and/or mismanaged funds, they should have proved it and fired him. The solution they chose is typical of unqualified managers. They bought their way out – with our money.




Ron Avanzino

Penn Valley


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