Following the dollars

Published: Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 11:46 AM.

They did so without either item appearing on the agenda. The EDC discussion was there, but the county administrator broached creating these two positions under “Staff Business.” Only commissioners were privy to information in advance.

This comes at a time when commissioners are slowly edging their way to bringing clarity and transparency to their agenda. At least they are paying the issue lip service.

But at a time when one commissioner is requesting a clearer agenda, when the other commissioners are at least expressing half-hearted support, the county administrator brings topics such as creating two new positions to commissioners without a notation on the agenda.

Commissioners should decide what message they want to send and get back to the rest of us.

Because despite an encouraging vote last week by the three newest commissioners to provide a unified message on economic development, business as usual remains in place.



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