Monday, October 22, 2007

Toothless Appointment Resolution

(Blogging live): Commission just passed resolution stating that they would have a public hearing before making an appointment for a vacant elected office.

No other requirements, though- no advanced notice, no details about how they might find applicants, no teeth.

Mike Hammond opined that this was a way for Commission to show that they were listening to the voters. Excellent- but I don't buy that "better than nothing" is the best we can do.

But it provided a break from the painful hour where Commissioners were trying to figure out how the health insurance industry prices SI policies and what stop-loss insurance is. Wow. I vow that, if elected, I'll do a lot more homework on multi-million dollar purchases before meetings.

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