Oh my stars and garters...Every time there's a new PDN article about the action in the County Courthouse, it seems to get more and more cartoonish and over the top. These are adults? Here are some standout lines (no paragraphs, please) from the most recent episode:
decision will not come until I am presented with some warrants to make sure the
funds are being disbursed according to law," stated Treasurer Selinda Barkhuis.
commissioners can fashion a solution “or do you want a solution to be fashioned
by a judge?” said Prosecuting Attorney Mark Nichols.
Commissioner (Dim King Jim) McEntire
said Barkhuis was “outside her lane” as treasurer by refusing to process the
Commissioner Bill Peach
said that Barkhuis' actions are “not the behavior of a rational individual."
Commissioner Mike Chapman,
who said later he plans to vote against the resolutions, seemed beside himself
during the meeting, looking around the room as he pleaded with commissioners to
add the grants to the 2016 budget.
award of $285,952 to the city would pay for landscaping and other improvements
to Phase 2 of the waterfront improvement project, a stage scheduled for
completion in September.
is enough,” Deputy Mayor Patrick Downie said as he sat across from Chapman at
the work-session table.
the right thing. Do what you essentially agreed to do. Provide us the money," said Downie, badly imitating Cuba Gooding, Jr. in the movie "Jerry Maguire."
want to support your project, but you are talking to the wrong people,” Chapman told
West, city community and economic development director, said the delay would
result in an incomplete project that could be more expensive in 2016.
us find the solution,” Chapman responded.
you asked her for a solution?" pleaded an increasingly desperate Chapman.
curious why you are still here asking for something you can't have," said Chapman, starting to sob.