UPDATE: (10/31/2008) Read Kelli Young's report in The Repository published today. Hperlink at the end of this article.
At today's meeting of the Stark County Board of Commissioners, with Commissioner Todd Bosley leading the way, the commissioners gave good reasons for passing Bosley's resolution resisting the AEP requested increase of 52% (15% in years 2009, 2010 and 2011 compounded) over the next three years. Commissioner Bosley cited figures that shows large industrial users will experience a 62% increase.
Play the video below to see the commissioners-in-action.
Harmon, who at a meeting or two ago asked for more time to review the increase proposal before voting on Bosley's initiative, was firmly behind the resolution calling it "a job killer" as was Commissioner Jane Vignos.
Now that the commissioners have acted as are the Plain Township trustees and Canton City Council, shouldn't all units of Stark County government be taking similar action?
What about county commissioner candidate John Hagan? Does he have some explaining to do to Stark County Voters for writing the bill in the Ohio House that enable AEP to ask for this kind of increase?
Link to Kelli Young's Repository piece.