She's hardly the first to do that. Former County Commissioner Sergio Lewis did it to County Commissioner David Stout and Tanya Chozet did it to Commissioner Perez. The most egregious example was former Congressman Reyes to Congressman O'Rourke. I can't even begin to imagine all the case work that was just stopped because of ego.
And let's be real, that's what it is. It's all ego when an elected decides to screw over the person taking over at the sake of the people. It's the most disrespectful act to constituents an elected can do next to public corruption.
As a staffer at the time, I can tell you it sucked really bad to be new at the job and then only to find out that you're expected to do the job without all the tools you need to be successful.
And it's usually constituents who suffer for it. Something they needed help on was half completed and they have to start a over from scratch while the new staff get their feet wet.
In a word, it's culo when someone does that.
But it wasn't the successor she wanted and appeared in a mailer with, so who cares right?