Maricopa County Supervisor Again Invites County Attorney to Call Him

Another day, another diss.

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors can't seem to communicate with the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. In a letter to County Attorney Andrew Thomas (see below), Max Wilson, the chairman of the board, repeats his earlier offer to have Thomas call him to discuss mediation of the lawsuit Thomas filed against the county.

Wilson says it's not true, as has been reported, that some legal barrier exists that prevents the county leaders from chatting. Wilson says he phoned Thomas on Friday, but no one returned the call.

Only one thing seems likely to resolve this issue: Does anyone have Dr. Phil's number?

Dear Mr. Thomas:

It was with great surprise that I read Barnett Lottstein's explanation for the reason you have not called or otherwise attempted to contact me to discuss mediation of our current disputes. I am told that, according to Bamett, one of the Board's lawyers has allegedly asserted that the Maricopa County Attorneys' Office is prohibited from speaking to the Board.

I am unaware of any such directive and contrary to your staff's assertion, I am writing to ensure you that you should feel free to contact me about any matter at anytime. I again invite you to call me at your convenience to discuss the prospect of mediation. If you would prefer that I call your office-as I did on Friday afternoon, but have not heard back from you yet-simply indicate as much. I look forward to hearing from you.


Max W. Wilson

Chairman, Maricopa County Board of Supervisors