The Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) and their staff are certainly a sneaky bunch. Here’s an article in the Blue Paper about some of the hidden impacts of the Act. In fairness, Comm. Heather Carruthers provided an in-depth response here. Her response may or may not have merit. Unfortunately, I’ve caught Carruthers in numerous false statements over the years. Even so, I’m unwilling to dismiss her analysis out-of-hand. But it will take a while to sort through it all.
It sure would be nice to have a county government we could trust. But that’s not in the cards at present. Kolhage and Carruthers ran unopposed and have been returned to office to continue their unrestrained spending and negligently unfair funding policies. Unfortunately, that will only get us farther into debt, and make life even more difficult for the the local workforce. Sooner or later the well will run dry. There is evidence that the BOCC’s inept financial management is already taking a toll.
With any luck Robby Majeska will beat Sylvia Murphy and there will be at least one voice of reason on the BOCC.