Retreat should be in county |

Retreat should be in county

If our county supervisors need to spend $30,000 on a three-day, two-night retreat they neither have the dedication or the discipline it takes to lead anything let alone a whole community.

There was a reference to the fact that they saved a certain amount of money, and in a private business, they would be given a bonus for that. They’re not in a private business, and it’s their job to save money, so just do your job. There was definitely no mention of how much money was wasted. It would be foolish for anyone to think that any government including our local government is 100 percent efficient, because no system is. Rationalizing the fact that $30,000 is 1/100th of 1 percent of our budget is just that, a rationalization. I don’t know about anyone else, but I can think of many things that can be done with $30,000 that would benefit our whole community in a much better way. Isn’t that what our leaders are supposed to do – make decisions that benefit the whole community?

We have the resources to hold such a conference in Nevada County. If need be, hire a catering service, a local one. If any one of these leaders, in their quiet time when they can reflect on decisions they make through out the day, sincerely think this is the best thing to do, then they neither have the ethics nor the conscience to make such decisions. Lead in the interest of the community, not yourselves.

Casey Daniel

Grass Valley

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