"Well everything that can be said about the issue has been said," he said. "The problem is everybody wants to say it."
"I have to vote on this. I have to justify the vote I make on this and I don't know if I can justify voting for this not knowing the financials of the person I'm voting on," proclaimed County Commissioner Terry Roland.
With a nervous representative from the Pera ownership group in the
audience, the vote to delay was beaten back on a 7 to 6 vote. It only
passed a half hour later when Commissioner Heidi Shafer came up with
some financial figures about Pera's company "Ubiquities" off an Internet
search. Opposition melted and the consent resolution finally passed 9
"All we're doing is agreeing to allow the name to change," said Commissioner Chris Thomas. "Nothing else changes. We want to know how much money everybody makes, how stable. I would love to know that but it still has nothing to do with this contract."