The Lucas County Investment Corporation is back in the public eye.
And not in good way.
Shawn Ferguson, the head of the organization, resigned under duress. Commissioner Ben Konop and others, had expressed concern over the direction and questionable results produced by Ferguson's group. This, plus doubts about a contract with a vendor, were apparently too much for Ferguson. Now he's gone.
A while back, I asked in an editorial if the taxpayers of Northwest Ohio were getting enough in return for the $500,000 tax dollars per year that fund the LCIC. Ferguson's disappearing act makes me really wonder what is going on over there.
I'm Bob Chirdon, and I say the Lucas County Commissioners have an obligation to dig deeply and quickly into the LCIC. If they like where it's going, they should say so. If they can't agree on that, then maybe the LCIC is one of those good ideas that just didn't pan out.
I just want the $500,000 to be put to good use.
Updated by KO