LETTER: County commissioners to change form of county government
At the June 9 work session, Hubbard County commissioners once again discussed changing the county’s form of government.
Board Chair Char Christenson implied the need to change was because it is getting harder to keep up with the duties of being a commissioner.
It was very difficult to follow the discussion to understand what exactly they are considering, since the meeting was held by remote video. What was clear is that employees would have more control and management as to the everyday function of the county. There was no discussion if the change would save money or cost the taxpayers more.
Christenson and Vice Chair David De La Hunt made clear they wanted to make a final decision at the June 16 meeting. They appeared to be a rush to get this decision over with. Commissioner Dan Stacey suggested the public should be informed about the plans and allowed the opportunity to make comments and ask questions. Christenson and De La Hunt were quick to question Stacey’s position on the issue and strongly rebuked his suggestion.
I encourage everyone to contact their commissioner and request that they hold a special public meeting to inform the taxpayers in detail of what they are doing and why. In fact, you should contact all the commissioners with this request and also the county coordinator.