In Defense Of Commissioner Boyd

Thursday, August 31, 2017

When did "questioning profligate spending" become synonymous with "unruly"? When spending will double the county's long-term debt while also raising taxes, a full accounting should be given before the money is spent, not after the fact.

Also, the mayor's tactic of surprising one county commissioner with a press conference when all the others have been informed beforehand, simply to avoid difficult questions, is beyond the bounds of propriety. If Commissioner Boyd has to ruffle a few feathers in pursuit of fiscal responsibility I encourage him to do so.  His defense of the taxpayers makes me proud to be from District 8.

I would also remind the citizens of Hamilton County that this $225 million windfall is not falling from the sky - it is coming out of our wallets. The county government is convinced it knows how to spend our money better than we do, and I urge concerned citizens to email their commissioners and tell them otherwise.

Charles McCullough

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