Monday, October 6, 2014
State's Attorney Murphy Says Oppression Must End
This Notice was posted by Foster County State's Attorney Paul Murphy in the October 6, 2014 edition of The Foster County Independent. We want to thank SA Murphy for publicly infoming the community of their legal rights to address their grievances to the Foster County governing body. Hopefully, this will make a difference in the way Chairman Straley runs the next Commissioners Meeting on Tuesday. (October 7, 2014, at 8:30 a.m. at the courthouse)
However, I feel like the community needs to know that at last check, Auditor Risovi has sent denials to everyone who has asked to speak at Tuesday's meeting. In particular, we had hoped that Straley/Risovi would give permission for Hope Carr to continue with her presentation about the Game & Fish "missing" funds. Many people at the last meeting, even two of the commissioners had questions that they wanted to ask her before Chairman Straley had her escorted out by a deputy sheriff.
I personally have been denied the right to speak at several of the last commissioners meetings, and have been given no reason for the denials. I suppose they don't like the topic of my presentation: Common Protocol Used at Effective Board Meetings... the result of research that I've done in an effort to find out how effective government meetings are run.
From what we understand, the main topic for Tuesday's Commissioners meeting is the Foster County Budget for 2015. The preliminary budget which Chairman Straley and Auditor Risovi presented at the special meeting on September 29, 2014 lacked many important details, and as former commissioner, John Murphy stated, "It doesn't make sense."
Please attend the meeting on Tuesday.