Once again, the subject of discretionary funds rears its ugly head as the county commissioners seek to buy votes and consolidate their power. And once again, it is time for the commissioners who care about sound fiscal policy to say “enough is enough.”
It is time for this Commission to get it through their collective heads that these taxpayer dollars are not to be used for whatever vote buying schemes that they want to exploit. The commissioners work for us and it is long past time for them to realize that.
Vote against the discretionary funds resolution. At the same time, zero sum the travel funds so that they can’t be banked to buy votes. It is the right thing to do.
I have my doubts that this bunch on the commission will do it.