Residents complain about commissioners following the law
Last updated 2/25/2021 at 11:19am
RITZVILLE – County commissioners signed a resolution saying they will hold all their regular meetings at the County Courthouse except for one meeting per calendar quarter outside the county seat.
Previously, commissioners held meetings once a week in Ritzville, the county seat, and once a week at the County Services Building in Othello.
Othello residents Sean and Eleanor Bates are furious about the situation, appearing at The Journal office two weeks in a row to complain.
"The commissioners used to hold 24 meetings a year in Othello. Now if we want to attend a meeting, we have to driv...