What kind of county board do taxpayers want?
The initial Walworth County budget that included a hike of nearly 11 percent started a chain reaction of controversy that has divided the Walworth County Board.
One offshoot of the surprise and dissatisfaction that many residents had over the budget was renewed calls, led by a group named Citizens for Responsible Government, to reduce the number of Walworth County Board supervisors.
In this day and age, supervisors should have seen the firestorm coming with their budget plan. Yes, the board has made important commitments to Lakeland School and other services that residents say they want, yet residents want to be reassured that this is being accomplished in a fiscally prudent way.
That being said, the question that residents need answered is how many problems will a smaller board actually solve?
Remember, the county board went through a lengthy downsizing process in 2002 to get us to the point that we're at.
We've heard from many of those in politics. (Read previous other posts in this blog).
The one group we haven't heard much from is the residents, votes and taxpayers. We'd like to hear from you.
Add your comments on the issue here.
~Dan Plutchak, editor