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Mohave County Supervisors OK review for possible Havasu, Bullhead meetings

March 20, 2019

Is there an audience in Lake Havasu City for the Mohave County Board of Supervisors? That’s one of the key concerns that came up during Monday’s discussion about a proposal to rotate future supervisor meetings between Havasu, Bullhead City aad Kingman. Currently, all meetings are held in Kingman, the county seat.

Moving the meetings was an idea proposed by Supervisor Ron Gould, who was elected last year. However, Supervisor Hildy Angius said the board previously considered a similar idea in 2013. “We directed it to staff, and what we found out was the cost of doing this was exceptionally high,” she said. “It was all the things we don’t think about, such as people’s salaries, moving equipment, all that stuff.”

And, she said, not many people showed up during the board’s meeting in Havasu. Gould pointed out that not many people outside those drawing a county paycheck show up to the meetings in Kingman, either.

Angius said she wasn’t opposed to the idea of holding remote meetings, provided they aren’t cost prohibitive. Gould seemed to agree about keeping costs to a minimum, and suggested striking a deal with the cities of Havasu and Bullhead to use existing facilities and equipment. Gould made a motion to ask county staff to research a plan about launching a rotating meeting schedule and report back to the board within 60 days. The motion was seconded by Supervisor Buster Johnson and passed unanimously.