Palm Beach County’s first inspector general says she is so crippled by court rulings, budget restraints and push-back from the county and many of its cities that she can’t do the corruption-fighting job that voters envisioned for the 3-year-old post.
The roadblocks have left Inspector General Sheryl Steckler with half her budget, half a staff and no legal standing to defend her office in court. The most recent blow was a series of court rulings in a lawsuit filed by 14 cities that don’t want to pay for her oversight.
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