Shelby Co. (ECWd) -
The Shelby County Board held their regular monthly meeting yesterday and the public had enough of the lawlessness pushed by County Chairman Bruce Cannon. To many people's surprise, the Board adopted a $1 Million dollar in deficit budget.
Near the end of the meeting, the Chairman was requesting motions for appointments to multiple committees, however, there was nothing on the agenda for such appointments. Even after being informed it was not on the agenda and not legal, he basically told the public screw you, I am going to do what I want because that is the way we have always done it.
We want to thank those board members who stood up against the Chairman's illegal action and note every board member who voted to allow the illegal action to stand should resign. Even though the State's Attorney was present, she said nothing on this matter until asked. Initially, she attempted to justify it as OK if the action was germane to the agenda item. There was no agenda item so the issue of germane has no bearing on this matter. Rather than informing the board how to fix it correctly, which is with a motion to reconsider, she suggested they rescind the action. After we provided them the proper way to fix the illegal action they motioned to reconsider and the illegal action was corrected. The Chairman's words speak volumes! The second video covers the portion when the State's Attorney was questioned on the matter.
The public comment portion of the meeting not only exposed alleged criminal activity but also exposed the stupidity of making decisions on the hiring of an auditor based on their location rather than qualifications. It was clear the public is fed up with the direction the Chairman has taken the county.
The entire meeting can be viewed through any of the above videos if you simply start from the beginning or you can watch it below.