My Thoughts

Judge Bennett’s Ruling on Net Sewer Revenues

June 30th, 2012

It’s been a little less than 24 hours since Judge Bennett issued his latest ruling in Jefferson County’s Chapter 9 bankruptcy case. To make a long story [more than 40 pages] short, the County had asked that a pro rata share of the professional fees associated with the Chapter 9 bankruptcy and a reserve for future capital expenditures […]

County Contributions to Indigent Healthcare

June 26th, 2012

One of my favorite quotes is attributed to our second president, John Adams: “Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” The fact is that Jefferson County’s spending for indigent healthcare is far more than other counties.  For example, Jefferson […]

June 12 Public Hearing on Sewer Rates

June 4th, 2012

The Commission will be holding its first of at least three public hearings on sewer rates next Tuesday afternoon, June 12th, at 4:30 pm in the Forum auditorium at the BJCC.  The objective of the sewer rate hearings will be for the Commissioners to listen to presentations made by expert witnesses and to receive citizen […]