Wow, County Commissioner Lynda Bell is not making any friends on the County Commission. Listen to this speech she made March 13th at a Committee meeting. Members of the Internal Mgmt. & Fiscal Responsibility Committee are Jose "Pepe" Diaz; Audrey Edmonson; Barbara Jordan; Xavier Suarez; Esteban Bovo; Lynda Bell. The
Subject of this Ordinance:
Lynda wanted a 4 year ban on lobbying of the County, by County Commissioners after they leave office, instead of 2 years (what it is now).
In their comments Edmonson, Jordan and Diaz were not pleased she brought it up to begin with and voted against it. Yes it is a good idea -- anything that limits Commissioners from doing ANYTHING is a good idea -- but her cutting, insulting, "holier than thou" speech is not going to endear this Church Lady with the rest of the County Commission.
To add insult to injury today she has an Op Ed about this same subject -- as if she didn't drill it home to the Commissioners enough at this hearing. I am a pretty good judge of what is insulting and her response to her fellow commissioners is. It is actually pretty funny when you consider who she is lecturing. Don't expect Lynda Bell to be Commission Chair anytime soon, this is self-destruction at its best, insinuating her fellow Commissioners who opposed her in their comments are unethical.
Here is the link to the video. The thing is, this is pretty much a moot subject. I can't think of anyone who was elected to the Commission who is now lobbying the County, mainly because most leave in disgrace, after agonizingly long terms. The real problem is with former staff lobbying the County. This doesn't cover that.