I have attended several Trios commissioners meeting in the last several months. It would seem to me that the four board members who constitute the majority have an agenda. Whatever could it be?
The four board members had private meetings to decide about hiring an outside consulting firm to help with the financial crisis without consulting the other three board members. Did the four make this decision in a private meeting? Is that legal? Shouldn’t the state look into this closed meeting agenda?
The Kennewick Public Hospital District is a public hospital. “Public” is the operative word — the commissioners are elected to help make decisions about running the hospital. Seven members, not four, should make any decisions. The commissioners are entitled to their own opinions but should work together as a whole, not as four against three.
I respect Wanda Briggs, Mike McWhorter and Jim Medford for trying to stand up to the four who made the decision to move forward with their plan.
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I speak for myself and my husband, George Jones. Attend the commissioners meetings and see for yourself what is going on.
Pat Johnstone Jones and George J. Jones, Kennewick