The Res went to the full Champaign County Board, so CC was yellow. When it was sent back to the Policy Committee, the county went back to white. I have come to agree with Mark Mountain that it should be red, since as long as they refuse to send the amended version back to the full board, in affect, it's dead!
Here is a link to Champaign County Board Members
. It gives all contact info, party affiliation, term, and which committees each member is on. Note that the Policy Committee has a 5-4 liberal majority, and the full Board has a 15-12 liberal majority. Unfortunately, this board consistantly votes by party affiliation.
Pius Weibel is the Board Chairman. Betz is the Policy Committee chairman, both extremely liberal. Pius Weibel will listen. Betz will not! Note that all ® members have "rural" addresses. All (D) have "urban" addresses.
Feel free to contact, regarless of your county! All help appreciated. The Republican caucsus (12 members) is in full support of the Res. 1 Dem will support the amended version (he has said) and will carry one other vote with him. That means, we win, 14-13!
This Board was the first to state, "...not county business." They have coupled that with, since it's not county business, if they put this res before the Board, then they'll get all kinds of nit-pickin' res's presented.
Answers to that are obvious, and I've used 'em all!
After the 2A Res was sent back to the Policy Committee, The Board Chairman, Pius Weibel, decided a committee should be formed to determine which resolutions should be sent to the Policy Committee, which in turn decides which resolutions go before the full Board! That committee consists of 2 people: the Policy Committee chaiman and the minority leader. If those two can't reach an agreement, guess what? The Board Chairman, Mr. Weibel casts the deciding vote.
So...one person decides what resolutions go before the full Board.
At our 1-1 meeting, Mr. Weibel stated that if the Res went before the Board, it would be defeated. I told him that I could accept that; at least the citizens of Champaign County would know who respects their Constitutional Rights, and who doesn't and that those citizens know who is up coming up for election! I further stated that if the Champaign County Board chose to side with Cook County, I seriously doubt that reflects the will of "THE PEOPLE."
Bottom line...more people in Champaign County need to make their voices hear!