Getting Past Modoc-gate
If you want to show your concern for the economic future of Modoc County attend this Tuesday’s board of supervisor’s meeting.
The agenda for Tuesday, Feb. 23 includes this item, “CONSIDERATION/ACTION: Establishment of Citizen’s Committee for input into need for Modoc County Financial Restructuring in 2009- 2010. (Alan Hopkins & Don Demsher)”
A volunteer citizen’s group, represented by Hopkins and Demsher and known as the “Monday Group,” is offering the board help. Made up of county leaders and business people, the “Monday Group” is presenting an opportunity to the board to accept community involvement.
This is a chance for the board to show its willingness to cooperate and collaborate with the community on resolving the county’s fiscal crisis and move toward to a brighter future.
We also hope the “Monday Group” will represent the interests of all Modoc County citizens. It may be premature, because this will be their first public appearance, but to get things off on the right foot, we believe the “Monday Group” must make it clear to the community from the outset what their purpose is and who they represent.
Open government applies to all. Closed session politics and the blame game must become a thing of the past.
Change for the good can only come when we have leaders who recognize a problem before it’s too late. In this case, it’s never too late for the supervisors to take the hand that is being extended to them.
-- Barbara March