Fan of local government Gretchen suggested it “check our work” before whipsawing citizens in for items that didn’t happen or failing to schedule a public hearing even after the Chairman asked for it, plus failing do deliver what was promised in open records requests, at the 12 November 2013 Lowndes County Commission Regular Session. Today she’s checking their work at their secretive Retreat Work Session.
At the Regular Session she noted that the Sabal Trail item that was misscheduled for the previous morning caused several citizens to take off work to come in for something that didn’t happen. (You can find out more about that pipeline Saturday morning at 10AM at the SpectraBusters Informational Meeting.
She mentioned the Green Lane item that the Chairman had asked the previous morning to have moved to Public Hearings, saying it still wasn’t moved on the agenda handed out at the door.
She said she was promised 77 pages for an open records request for a board packet and only got 74. She said she did get an explanation from County Clerk Paige Dukes,
But I still really wish that we could check our work. I’m not saying that somebody’s not doing their work right, I’m just saying, when we check our work, then we know for sure that we did our work correctly. Thank you.
The Chairman thanked her, but all the Commissioners seemed to be studiously looking somewhere else.
Here’s the video:
Check our work, esp. about the pipeline –Gretchen Quarterman
Regular Session, Lowndes County Commission (LCC),
Video by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE),
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 12 November 2013.