EDITORIAL: Malheur County commissioners have duty to audit county operation

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Malheur County’s three commissioners see nothing amiss with their economic development agency. That’s why it’s going to be up to Malheur County citizens to demand they act and order a performance audit of the agency. So far, the commissioners have failed their duty to the public to properly manage the shop run by Greg Smith.

County Judge Dan Joyce and Commissioners Larry Wilson and Don Hodge have been pretty quiet about the mess at their economic development agency. These are the men who retain Greg Smith’s company at $180,000 a year in public money, who are responsible for that money, and who shrug . . .