At today’s meeting of the Board of Sedgwick County Commissioners, my nomination to become a member of the Sedgwick County Board of Zoning Appeals is on the agenda.
Karl Peterjohn appointed me. Initially I said yes, I would serve on this board. But then I got to thinking. I wondered how I could be part of the system that I cover (and often criticize) in my role as blogger and government watchdog.
I posed this question to a national network of blogger/activists that I belong to, and everyone said there shouldn’t be a problem with me serving on this board. Karl also said I should serve.
So I decided to go ahead. Hopefully my nomination will be approved by a majority of the commissioners.
I certainly want you to serve. Anybody but another builder. Although you are not just anybody. I do think it will make it harder to criticize others for receiving political payoffs.