While commissioners are in a legal conflict with Juvenile Court Judge Tracie Hunter, over her request for a new court administrator, it turns out Judge Williams created a new position without any resistance.
Local sources report that Republican Judge John Williams was granted a new director of community programs position, that would pay $63,000 a year.
It doesn’t stop there, between November of 2011 and May 2012, Judge Williams was granted two more staff positions, in addition to the community programs position. In March, he was granted an evidence custodian position that paid $35,000. In the same month, a special finance coordinator was hired for $46,000.
This was discovered just as commissioners hired a special counsel to prevent Judge Hunter from hiring a court administrator, which pays a salary of $108,000 a year.