• Erin B.

Optional forms of Government Public Hearing Quick! Recap


Last night was the infamous public hearing for the Optional Forms of Government Study Commission. The study commission, through months of interviews and discussion, decided that the current Kootenai County government was so egregiously broken that a statutory change is the only way to fix the issues. To refresh your memory on the commission’s recommended form and a list of their strengths and weaknesses, click here.


After 4.5 hours and multiple explosive, on-point, heartfelt comments, here were the final results:


I have pulled out a few video clips to give you a taste of what it was like including Brent Regan, chair of the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee, Bruce Mattare, alternate on the Optional Forms of Government study commission and current candidate for Kootenai County Commissioner (to unseat Chris Fillios), and Matt Edwards, Director of Citizens Alliance of Idaho who makes mention of some very interesting topics.


Although I have only pulled out a few of the well-known people, I *highly* suggest you watch all of the testimonies because they're all great.


Bruce Mattare


Brent Reagan



Matt Edwards


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