Last time we checked in with Joseph Fletcher, the longtime attorney for SanTana was run out of town with a golden parachute. Well, the pendejo landed in Menifee, which I think is more Calimesa than Colton in the Inland Empire galaxy, as Methifee's interim city attorney–and, of course, he's getting a sweetheart deal.
The Californian is reporting that the city hired Fletcher while it's looking for a permanent city attorney–and he's not doing it for cheap.
“The city is paying him $165 an
hour,” reporters Jim Rothgeb, “plus transportation costs on a four-month contract, with
expenses not to exceed $24,000.”
Fletcher's law offices per his website are in Tustin, and ol' Google Maps says it's about 59 miles from Tustin to Menifee, which means a lot of gas. Which begs the question: why can't Fletcher just telecommute? And does the Menifee city council know that Fletcher left SanTana because he wasn't paying attention as two councilmembers violated conflict-of-interest laws? Or is Menifee still trying to decide why it incorporated? Inquiring minds want to know!