CommissionMEN Power Grab for Control of County Employees
by Shari Dovale
The 2 Bonner County CommissionMEN held another faintly noticed “special meeting” this week. Posted during the Commissioner Chat on Tuesday, which was held from 8am to 9am, the special meeting was noticed at 830am for a meeting at 930 am on Wednesday.
The meeting agenda was basic, showing the minimum amount of information as to the topic of the meeting. Many residents have learned to check the postings daily, but now it seems maybe they should be checking multiple times per day, as very few residents were even aware of this meeting.
The 2 men had decided to take control of the Human Resources (HR) department which was under the guidance of the prosecutor’s office. The 2 men have no known expertise for employment law, or any other law based on their stated experience.
HR had been under the direction of the Commissioner’s office at one time, but due to multiple legal issues in the past, it was transferred to the prosecutor’s office where it has worked well.
The 2 men seem to have decided that they need their thumbs on every aspect of every person in the country. To many, that would be the definition of a ‘Power Grab’.
A power grab is an attempt by an individual or group to acquire or consolidate power in an unlawful or unethical manner.
This can take many forms, such as seizing control of the government through force or deception, manipulating the political process to gain an unfair advantage, or using one’s position of power to enrich oneself or others.
Power grabs are often motivated by a desire for personal or political gain. In some cases, individuals or groups may seek to acquire power in order to enrich themselves or their supporters, or to advance a particular ideology or agenda. In other cases, power grabs may be motivated by a fear of losing power, or a belief that the current political system is flawed or unfair.
As you will see in the video below, these 2 men run roughshod against the only female on the BOCC.