Big Spring EDC Holds Contentious Meeting 2/18/14
February 17th, 2014
Big Spring, Tx
Board members bickered both with the public and amongst themselves throughout the meeting. Mostly about policies and procedures.
Maricela Rodriguez, who was interrupted by a board member, says she approached the board to speak because she's discouraged with what's going on.
"I’m very disappointed in what I have seen here in Big Spring,” she said.
Board members asked Director Terry Wegman to draft policies and procedures two months ago, which was part of his job description. The majority of the board did not approve of the policies and procedures he drafted, saying he has too much spending power. Now, they will go back to the drawing board to create them in the next two weeks.
"I think that we can come up with something that’s good for everybody," said Don Avant, the Board President.
Avant admits that the arguing and drafting the policies and procedures are taking away from the primary goal. However, he says it is necessary.
Meanwhile, Wegman says drafting the rules have been time consuming and his spending has always been approved and budgeted by the board.
“We’ve always had a detailed budget every year and we look at all the upcoming expenses for the upcoming year,” he said.