…to those folks who are rumored to be working on fixing the language of the Jenkins Amendments to the discretionary slush fund ban: Don’t fix it, just dump the thing. The amendments make no sense, solve no previously identified problem, and just make the Board of County Supervisors look like a collection of petulant preschoolers. When leaders find that something they’re trying to do isn’t working, they stop. We could use some more leaders on the board who understand this.
Here’s what actual leadership might look like:
“After further review, the Board determined that this proposal failed to deliver the benefits for the taxpayers that we hoped for. We have decided to repeal this measure and instead take a more deliberate look at the extent of any issues there may be and how they might be resolved, as well as allowing residents the opportunity to contribute their ideas about how their county government should operate.”
County residents can support this call for leadership at the next board meeting rather simply. You’d be surprised how powerful a visual message can be.
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