How We See It: Quorum Court Fails Leadership Test; Puts Off Tough Decision On Ambulance Service

Posted: July 28, 2014 at 1:30 a.m.

The lack of leadership displayed by members of the Benton County Quorum Court continues to astound. The latest example: a bizarre series of votes Thursday in which justices of the peace approved ordinances establishing methods to raise taxes to pay for rural ambulance service, but defeated a resolution to actually set a special election for residents to vote on them.

What’s the Point: After months of debate, the Benton County Quorum Court still can’t find the strength to move forward on funding for rural ambulance service.

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