Why do they bother having Work Sessions at all, if they’re not going
to discuss anything?
Chairman Bill Slaughter,
who at the recent planning session said,
“Lowndes County is as transparent as we could possibly be,”
Commissioner Demarcus Marshall, who argued at the planning session
for moving the Work Session to a time when citizens are not working,
also was not at the Work Session as usual, I hear because he works
during the day.
I don’t know why Commissioner Mark Wisenbaker was not there.
Other than Vice-Chair Joyce Evans, who didn’t read the agenda item numbers,
only Commissioners Scottie Orenstein and Clay Griner were there this morning.
They asked no questions,
as Griner had said at the planning meeting there was no need to,
because staff supplied them with everything they needed to know.
To her credit, Joyce Evans asked the only question, whether
the Rural Transportation Drug and Alcohol Testing Program was new
(It’s not new, answered County Engineer Mike Fletcher.)
The only two citizens there were Gretchen Quarterman and Jody Hall,
each of whom had hour-long round-trips to attend this three-minute non-meeting.
The Valdosta Daily Times reporter
arrived after the meeting was adjourned. He at least got the packet provided at each meeting to the “Legal Organ”.
You, the citizens and taxpayers did not get that courtesy from the county.
You can see for yourself the lack of information in the links below
to each of the LAKE videos, followed by a LAKE video playlist.
I didn’t bother with notes on the items this time.
See also the agenda,
which I spent more time posting than they did holding the meeting. Continue reading