By BRETT WILKISON
THE PRESS DEMOCRAT
Former Sonoma County Agricultural Commissioner Cathy Neville made a surprise appearance before supervisors Tuesday to say that she was shocked her former office faces nearly three layoffs come July.
She told the board that fired her in March that $2 million saved for pest control should have prevented the cuts.
An unnamed analyst in her office who she said falsified animal euthanasia records was to blame for the layoffs, Neville claimed.
“I do care,” she said in a brief interview.
The board is a legal battle with Neville, who filed a lawsuit to get her job back after she was dismissed amid complaints of failed leadership and allegations that she lied to personnel investigators. But county leaders seemed unfazed if not mildly amused by her appearance. They shook their heads, bit their tongues and offered no comment.