The Idaho Association of Counties is holding its annual Midwinter Legislative Conference in Boise this week. Sheriffs, Prosecutors, Coroners, Treasurers, Clerks, Assessors, and Commissioners from around the state have descended upon Conference headquarters, the Doubletree Riverside Hotel.
Since there wasn’t a photographer or journalist in sight, I feel compelled to pass along to you the seating arrangement of the row in which I was sitting at this morning’s 8:00 a.m. Commissioners and Clerks meeting. Please note, these were NOT assigned seats!
On the far left sat Canyon County Commissioner Steve Rule, then my colleague Ada County Commissioner Rick Yzaguirre, newly elected Canyon County Commissioner Kathy Alder, me, and to my right, Canyon County Commissioner David Ferdinand. The only one missing from our C-A-C-A-C arrangement was Ada County Commission Chairman Fred Tilman, but then he was already hard at work at a separate meeting, of the IAC Legislative Committee, that convened at 7 a.m., an hour before the rest of us had to report for duty.
If you hear in the mainstream media that relations between the two counties are strained, figure it’s likely those rumors are greatly exaggerated!