Sounds like a vendetta
So, it seems there’s no room in the new courthouse complex (The Taj Mahal) for the sheriff and his staff? This includes the courthouse that was ostensibly planned, designed and built with future expansion in mind? The same building for which several tens of thousands of dollars were found to pretty up the exterior with the stone facade?
Nope, it doesn’t pass the smell test that a couple of the commissioners now want to relegate the sheriff and his staff to his broom closet on the other side of town because of space and funding constraints. There’s space and funding for everything and everybody else, but not the sheriff? Sounds more like a vendetta by the two commissioners with thinly veiled excuses about space and wanting to “see a bid for every desk, chair and computer.”
Will the commissioner who made that demand publish similar information on the bids for her own “desk, chair and computer?” Or is there a double standard here?
Maybe we can bite the bullet and endure the “idea of tearing the oak woodwork out of the large courtroom in the Magistrate building” in order to give the sheriff and his staff the proper accommodations that they deserve.
The time and attention of the commissioners might be better directed towards more important issues for the county, such as the stacked deck on the Land Use Advisory Committee including the zoning consultant “hired gun” who doesn’t seem to understand the difference between “rural” and “urban.”