Blogging Live From the County Administration Building
As the clock edges toward 9 p.m., the hearing continues and there appear to be plenty of people waiting to testify. Several of the recent speakers encouraging the commissioners to move forward with the moratorium and make sprinklers optional, have addressed Tea Party philosophies. When Ron Lobos came forward, he started by beginning to recognize each commissioner individually, indicating how the Tea Party has played a role in the official’s election. Going from commissioner to commissioner, he noted that President Mullin was “Tea Party Tested and Tea Party Approved,” Commissioner Broomell had been an organizer of the Tea Party, and then he turned to Commissioner Moore. At that point President Mullin reminded him that this was about sprinklers and not the tea party credentials of the new Republican board. His earlier remark about Tea Party Tested, Tea Party Approved drew a rare smile from Commissioner Hodge.
After that he talked about the role of government, reminding each of the officials that they’d campaign on less government, less intrusion, and more freedom of choice. That’s what this about he noted.
Another speaker said, there was a mandate on November 2nd, and that’s why you were elected. “This is an infringement on our personal property rights. We ask you to stand up for our personal rights.”