Who's driving this thing?

Ruby Sinreich's picture

Last night, the County Commissioners did a pretty good job of displaying why it has been so easy, maybe even necessary, for the County Manager to be such a policy leader. Fortunately, I did see Barry Jacobs really step up and push the board forward on transit. I think he'll be even more effective when joined by 2 or 3 new allies after the general election.

Big items on the agenda included delaying property revaluation, reappointing the defunct Economic Development Commission, and approving a long-awaited transit plan. They managed to do all three, but not without some kicking and screaming. See my live tweetage and other responses on Storify and below.



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Geoff Green's picture


Just a general thanks for all the effort you guys put into live-blogging these lengthy meetings of government bodies. It's a real service.

Ruby Sinreich's picture


I didn't think it tweetworthy last night, but it does seem worth mentioning that first Earl McKee and then Barry Jacobs used stories about mules to illustrate their points during the transit discussion last night. That was in the after-10-pm portion of the meeting, of course. 

Mark Marcoplos's picture

Pelissier's vote on ED Board

Initially I was surprised at Chair Pelissier's vote to go with the back-room, exclusive appointment process to the new Economic Dev. Board. However, it seems that she was voting defensively as the Chair who colluded with Clifton to fast-track the handpicked from the narrow Chamber of Commerce perspective.