THC just got wind from a number of reliable sources that Humboldt County’s Chief Administrative Officer Phillip Smith-Hanes has resigned his post with the County and will be relocating to somewhere out in the Mid-West.
Of course, there has yet to be an official announcement, so don’t throw him a going away party quite yet. It’s been rumored that Smith-Hanes has been seeking to head elsewhere (for a long time), but we kinda had him pegged for more of Florida Keys kind of guy as opposed to the Mid-West. The general assumption is that Hanes will seek a position in some form of government work in a place that isn’t so darn frustrating to manage.
However, it’s long been THC’s suspicion that Hanes has been nourishing his musically talented alter-ego and Youtube sensation, Ronald Jenkees, and is moving towards going full-time music star. If that is the truth, Phillip/Ronald, we are really huge fans, and jam on.
Now, the real question is – who could fill Smith-Hanes’ shoes? The B.o.S. rely on him like you wouldn’t believe; THC would not be surprised to see the County fall into further disarray and dysfunction when he takes off. Which is a scary concept, no?
In any case, as THC learns more of the situation we will keep you updated.