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Commissioners vote to keep budget deliberations away from the public

The 2021/22 Beaufort County budget deliberations  begin at  9:00 AM on Thursday and Friday January 28 and 29 at the commissioners meeting room on West Second Street.  Frankie Waters, Jerry Langley, Ed Booth and  John Rebholz voted not to film the two days of meetings for public viewing.  Those who are interested must attend the meeting themselves. 

What do these four commissioners have to hide from the public other than their liberal incompetence?  Could it be they intend to raise taxes or build a new jail.  The public has a right to view these meetings in the safety of their homes during this pandemic.

Notice that this is another example of the two RINO commissioners (Waters and Rebholz) teaming up with Democrats Langley and Booth and going against conservative commissioners Richardson, Deatherage and Walker.

These budget negotiations lead to the adoption of the annual budget.  Arguably, that is the most important policy the Board makes each year and this decision to make those decisions "in secret" speaks volumes about these commissioners' commitment to transparency in doing the public's business in open meetings.

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( January 26th, 2021 @ 10:36 am )
This sounds like the way Pelosi and Schumer have been operating with federal budgets, keeping the details secret and keeping the public in the dark. Pealosi "Republicans" Frankie Waters and John Rebholz should be ashamed of themselves. It also sounds like a violation of the open meetings law to vote this way. But Democrat political hack county attorney David "San" Francisco appears to have gone along with this illegal procedure.
( January 26th, 2021 @ 7:49 am )
Should your county have an opaque county government, one that operates in virtual secrecy, one that operates in the open?
( January 25th, 2021 @ 7:47 pm )
I was not notified of this fake email vote, which, in my opinion, does not meet the "Sunshine" threshold; therefore, I did not vote, but, then again, I never do these fake email votes anyway, so ...

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