At last night's City Commission meeting, Commissioner Bronson outlined his ideas with regard to ECP and SME.
As background, City Manager Greg Doyon has been asking for direction from the City Commission with regard to these issues.
1. Commissioner Bronson does not feel the city should join the second SME entity that is involved in building the coal plant. His belief is based upon the expense and the city's lack of money. Having said that, he does want the Commission to endorse the building of the plant for economic reasons. Resolution 9537 will have to be amended.
2. He does feel the city should retain their electrical relationship with SME through ECP, although he feels the ECP board does need to be restructured. He is in favor of retaining the board as an advisory one to the Commission.
He expressed positive comments for the new members of the board (Ebeling and Gilbert) and their credentials and feels they can help in this endeavor.
Commissioner Bronson did say he appreciates and acknowledges the public's right to know. In so many words, he made reference to how this can be challenging when a public entity joins forces with a private company.
Bronson asked that the other commissioners respond soon to his suggestions.
Regardless of what you may think of Commissioner Bronson or his ideas, I commend him on taking the lead to give Mr. Doyon direction with regard to these issues. After all, that's what the Commission is supposed to be doing.