Snoho Co. exec loses control of tech operations

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - The Snohomish County Council has voted unanimously to remove County Executive Aaron Reardon's control of operation of the county's computers and other technology.

The 5-0 Wednesday morning vote comes after The (Everett) Herald previously reported links between Reardon staffers and public records requests and other actions targeting the executive's political enemies.

Oversight for the county's information and technology department will shift from Reardon to County Auditor Carolyn Weikel.

A statement last week from Reardon said a member of his staff was behind the public records requests. The statement said the staffer's actions were his own and not at Reardon's direction.

___

Information from The (Everett) Herald: http://www.heraldnet.com/


(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Top Stories

  • Where's Buddy?
    A family fights to get back Buddy after he was mistakenly adopted to someone else

  • 50 Years Ago
    A legendary DJ tells the story of The Beatles' first Seattle show

  • Gridlock Expected
    The SR 99 closure will cause big backups across Seattle for next 4 days
ATTENTION COMMENTERS: We've changed our comments, but want to keep you in the conversation.
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus
Sign up for breaking news e-mail alerts from MyNorthwest.com
In the community
Do you know an exceptional citizen who has impacted and inspired others?
KIRO Radio and WSECU would like to recognize six oustanding citizens this year. Nominate them to be recognized and to receive a $2,000 charitable grant.