Commission votes to dissolve PSJRA board

Published: Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 10:24 AM.

Since then the agency had leveraged those funds to make major changes to the downtown and the business area.

“Everything that has been done in the city to improve the city has been the work of the PSJRA, all of them,” Buzzett said. “You are not going to be able to do what these people, volunteers all of them, do.”

Thursbay brought the motion to dissolve the PSJRA board, stating a fundamental objection to a non-elected board spending taxpayer money.

He thought the PSJRA does a good job, but cited a “lack of communication” between the agency, city staff and commissioners.

He added that he believed he spoke for the “majority of voters” in the city in moving to dissolve the board.

“I am a steward of tax money,” he said. “The majority of city voters believe we should become the board.”

Patterson said he too spoke for the majority of voters, qualifying it later saying he was speaking for those who contacted him.

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