There is no better argument for expanding the number of requisite seats on large county commissioner boards than the anti-democratic Douglas County BoCC.
It’s one thing for our partisan board members to routinely ignore large segments of DougCo residents when they sidle-up to right-wing extremism and let developers have their way with our land.
It’s another thing to watch the three whittle away at the foundations of the commissioners’ duties, the institution itself, purely for political gain. An example of which is whittling Lora’s committee duties; how does that overt power grab benefit any DougCo citizen?
For better or worse, we have the three commissioners we have. We, The People, elected each one with the expectation of honesty and integrity. Plus is our region shown in the best light by childish antics?
It’s time to grow the DougCo Board with two more members to enhance my representation by listening to my neighborhood’s community needs. Representation means representing all, not just the ones you’re beholden to.
Katie Barrett, Castle Rock