From the Weber County Forum:
Keeping our fingers crossed that our Weber County Commissioners will yield to the highest principles of open government in the future
With reference to the discussion we've been having over the past couple of days concerning the County's proposal to issue an assessment bond to fund public road, water and sewer improvements within and around the Summit Group's Powder Mountain 1500 acre property, we'll shine the spotlight on this morning's Standard-Examiner story, reporting that the Weber County Commission "cranked up the throttle to full speed ahead" and voted yesterday morning to approve such bonding for a 20-year term, in an amount of $22.5 million :
As a whole however, the S-E's Jesus Lopez, Jr. hits all the major points and provides his S-E readership with an efficient, informative and reassuring writeup, which also dovetails nicely with our own earlier WCF Nutshell Summary, wethinks.
While we remain unhappy with the Commission's troubling lapses which we've noted regarding pre-vote public information and comment which launched some Weber County citizens off on a "tizzy" over the past few days, as we've previously said, we regard this bond measure as benign to Weber County taxpayer interests, nevertheless. So at this late date we'll somewhat begrudgingly resolve to "chalk it all up" by invoking the old, tried-and-true sports axiom: "No harm; no foul," we suppose.
Having said that of course, we're still hoping that the Commissioners will yield to the highest principles of open government from this point on, and invite the lumpencitizens of Weber County into the information loop, well prior to putting its next multi-million dollar bonding deal on the table.
Hopefully Commissioners Bell, Gibson and Zogmaister will "write this latter advice down so they don't forget it," in the interest avoiding any similar future bouts of painful Weber County taxpayer heartburn, if you know what we mean; and we think you do....
And what say YOU about all this, folks?