They hope to give rural interests dominance over urban values. They suppose they can make it harder for county government to raise and spend money on social problems and infrastructure capital.Oddly, that concern seems to have vaporized.
And then, Lefty Lou's babble:
County commissioners once again ponder reforming local governmentWhen a wild goose chase clearly defines itself before it even begins, responsible travelers will decline to embark on the journey. Such is the case before Clark County commissioners as they ponder another expedition into the well-known futility of changing county government to a home rule charter.
Another apt metaphor for this crusade is a solution in search of a problem. Voters have rejected a proposed home rule charter three times in 20 years, most recently in 2002. This micro-introspection of a macro-bureaucracy became so yawn-inducing in 2011 that county commissioners declined to even pull out the stethoscope. Seven public meetings were attended by a grand total of 113 people. (The level of interest might have been even lower than such a paltry number denotes, because there's no way of knowing how many people attended multiple meetings). In response, county commissioners correctly declined to pursue the matter further.
We'll see if the new board of county commissioners is equally perceptive. They could consider the matter this week.
Granted, all forms of government should be subject to frequent review, as a healthy method of being held accountable. But on this repair job, we're having a hard time finding what's broken.
Reforming county government could include any of a dozen or more changes, none of which have been accompanied by any measurable public demand. This lack of motivation might explain why only six of 39 counties in Washington have adopted home rule charters. As Erik Hidle explained in a Saturday Columbian story, potential changes could include giving residents referendum powers on county issues, changing some elected offices to appointed jobs, increasing the number of commissioners and making office[sic] nonpartisan.More:
Both the despicable rag and the leftist lowlifes of the democrat party are clearly motivated by partisan hatred and their failure to keep their fellow democrat in office... even though that failure was their own fault.
And now, all of a sudden, we have this dramatic reversal from Slimeball Stuart?
Commissioner Steve Stuart has also stated that he hopes to see the board move swiftly in an effort to see the new charter placed on the November general election ballot in 2014.THIS is the kind of laughable hypocrisy Slimeball is known for. It's the kind of hypocrisy that we see him jobless at the end of next year, and it's the kind of hypocrisy I am repeatedly going to call him out for.
Of course, he could always resign and save himself the embarrassment.