LETTERS TO THE EDITOR | Good grief, we need a change
June 29, 2012 · Updated 3:39 PM
To the editor:
It is hard not to just bite your tongue on all this stuff going on with our county commissioners these days at their meetings. Then you have to try to figure out who the heck to vote for during this race for that office. It’s really enough to make you dizzy. Some of it is so absurd you want to laugh, but then you realize those are the people who are spending our hard earned tax dollars. That is no laughing matter!
For 26 years, I was a part of county government as a department head and watched lots of foolishness take place by commissioners, but none on the order we have today.
I truly worry that things have really gotten off balance and wonder just how we can bring back some sanity. I used to be irritated that the board was all male and had little sense of family impacts on the things they were doing, always focused on land use and development. Today I am irritated that the board is all female and seem to have little sense of family impacts on things they are doing. “Good grief” is all I can say.
We have two races heating up. Everyone wishes one of them would be the position Kelly Emerson holds as I have yet to find anyone who thinks she improves decision- making on the board of commissioners. But, as you all know, she is sitting tight and successfully running for the race for the least useful county commissioner I have seen in 30 years. Thank you Tea Party! Good Grief No. 2!
My only hope is that we somehow come to our voting senses in this upcoming primary to find people who can help the situation, not make it worse. If we could make some of these county leadership positions non partisan tomorrow, I would be voting for that as this Republican/Democrat battle with the Tea Party spin is really creating a drag on our great place. Let’s find someone who wants to do something for the place we live and not for political reasons.