Voice of the People
The recommendations of Mitch Danielís Commission on Local Government
Reform will not save the taxpayers any monies, will ensure a system where
only the powerful and politically connected can hold office, and will totally
destroy any form of representative government on the local level.
The Commission recommends all present county elected officials be appointed,
save for the prosecutor and one county commissioner.
This commissioner would then act as dictator and appoint his cronies to all
the other positions now held by elected officials.
These persons would be paid, just as our elected officials are now. How will
this save us money? Also, who will set the salaries and the size of their
staff? The dictator and his political hacks?
What do you do if you donít like the way the dictator runs things? You could
run against him in the next election, but there are several things to
consider before you throw your hat into the ring.
First and foremost is the fact that every county officialís job depends on
the dictator getting reelected. He/she will have a whole army of political
hacks campaigning and raising money to ensure their boss gets elected. Also,
remember who appoints the people in voter registration who will be tallying
the votes. Your chances of winning are starting to look pretty slim, arenít
Now, what happens when you lose? This dictator can unleash an army of his
appointed officials, including the sheriff, assessor, and county code
enforcement personel to make your life a living hell. This threat alone will
prevent any serious competition challenging the rein of the almighty
The power to govern needs to remain in the hands of the people and not in a