Emmet County commissioners are apparently out of touch with the electorate.
I Could have predicted this.
Perhaps I would have; if I lived in Emmet County. However, there should still be nothing surprising about an apparent divergence of priority between the voters and the elected numbskulls who ‘serve’ them. The same type of thinking that drives the nonsense in DC can be just as bad locally, and have a more immediate financial effect.
Reading the bills, or allowing a real debate to happen before committing millions of dollars extracted forcefully from taxpayers should be paramount. The latter option was never allowed to happen however. A year ago, Emmet County commissioners jacked the electorate without the chance to object, leaving them to foot the bill for a $15 Million boondoggle.
As quick as a shooting star, Emmet County commissioners (pictured above) approved a sale of $15 million in bonds with nearly half of the proceeds being used to build an observatory and a new event building at the Headlands International Dark Sky Park in Mackinaw City.
Without the chance to object.