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People make commission accountable to them

By   /   March 9, 2011  /   Comments

Last week, I noted that seven writers expressed dissatisfaction with the Lee County Board of Commissioners’ committed projects, spending of tax revenues, management of treasury funds, priorities of financial committment, or risk-taking with projected SPLOST funds. I heard those writers calling for commissioners to step forward and be responsible for development projects such as the “convention/community” center.

I read criticism for Rick Muggridge’s penchant for recreational spending.  One writer called Bill Williams to task for supporting what he deemed “luxury projects”. Two other writers alluded to “speaking up” about issues.

To all of these I say, “Congratulations and thank you.” By caring enough to make your thoughts known, you help to put the ball rolling in the direction of accountability in our local government. I encourage you to continue writing and to begin calling your commissioners with your questions about how they spend your money.

I further encourage you to attend a commission meeting, held the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. Page Tharpe Building. Come there and ask your questions and offer your comments. Only you can change the way the commissioners operate the business of your county.
Herbert Gladin
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