A workshop to nowhere

Published: Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 02:30 PM.

But flip the point to county-wide representation and, as noted above, the simple reality is that two-fifths of the county population was not at that table of local elected officials due to absences of taxpayer-paid elected officials.

Given that this joint workshop was first proposed at the last one, more than a year ago, and that the city sought the workshop by letter as early as February and could not glean a response until summer had nearly turned to fall, the inability, or unwillingness, of two commissioners raises questions for their constituents.

And given the issues on the table that the county and city have mutual interest in resolving at a time of difficult economics forcing both to do more with less, one noteworthy point is simply the fact that the day of district isolation is over.

Districts are not autonomous entities, if they ever were.

And how, exactly, well are the two districts truly represented in the big picture of the county when their elected officials can’t carve out time for the workshop?

Consolidation is a dirty word

The BOCC has had enough of the word consolidation, despite McLemore’s continued insistence that the county should have left well enough alone and physically consolidated the Public Works Department in his district in a flood zone in Howard Creek.

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