A m e r i c a n P o s t – G a z e t t e
Distributed by C O M M O N S E N S E , in Arizona
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox skipped most meetings of Maricopa Association of Governments’ Regional Council she was delegate to Even liberal Arizona Republic is appalled by her arrogance
Supervisor’s actions muted county’s voice The Arizona Republic
If anyone tried to silence Maricopa County’s voice in regional planning efforts, the outcry would be instant.
Yet Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox, the county’s designated representative on the Maricopa Association of Governments’ Regional Council, attended only one of the council’s eight monthly meetings this year, according to reporting by The Republic’s Michelle Ye Hee Lee.
The county deserves to be represented by more than an empty chair.
Wilcox told us she was frustrated with the way the county was treated by MAG and felt that the county wasn’t “listened to.”
Wilcox wanted the county to be put on MAG’s Executive Committee, she said.
She did “not set it as a priority” to attend the Regional Council meetings.
“It will become a priority,” she says, starting with this month’s meeting on Wednesday.
Wilcox points out that she has been an elected official in Maricopa County for a long time and that she regularly attends Board of Supervisors meetings. Fine. We don’t question her commitment to public service.
But she showed poor judgment by not going to the Regional Council meetings.
Her actions muted the county’s voice