The first chart shows ratings for every County Board Supervisor based on their votes since August 2006. I've grouped the liberal Supervisors (in blue) and the conservative Supervisors (in red) so you can see the rather astonishing contrast. The average score is 90% for liberals verses less than 20% for conservatives. Click on the charts for larger versions.
The full environmental voting record of each supervisor is shown below, followed by info on each of the votes used in the ratings.
|Vote #||Date||Minutes Page||Item||Significance|
|1||8/17/2006||108-109||Res. 73||Purchase of conservation land - Dunn, Pleasant Springs.|
|2||9/21/2006||147-148||Res. 102||Delay action on purchase of land next to Brigham Park.|
|3||9/21/2006||150-151||Res. 103||Independent study on power lines.|
|4||11/15/2006||193||Budget||Cut conservation fund from $5 million to $1 million.|
|5||2/1/2007||269||Petition 9335||Zoning change to permit development adjacent to Military Ridge Trail.|
|6||2/1/2007||270||Petition 9632||Re-refer loosening zoning restrictions - Blue Mounds|
|7||3/1/2007||294-320||Ord. Am. 26||Loosen floodplain restrictions. (Sub. 2).|
|8||4/5/2007||371-372||Ord. Am. 34||Delay effective date of Coal tar sealcoat restrictions.|
|9||5/2/2007||26-28||Res. 290||Delay action on Bio-Ag, Town of Dunn.|
|10||8/16/2007||107||Petition 9721||Zoning change to permit construction - Vermont.|
|11||8/16/2007||114-116||Res. 57 Sub. 2||RTA - Adoption of Res. 57 Sub. 2.|
|12||9/6/2007||134-135||Petition 9611||Zoning change to permit construction - Vermont.|
|13||9/20/2007||146-147||Petition 9474||Re-refer zoning change to permit development - Springfield.|
|14||9/20/2007||155-157||Res. 94||Motion to cut Conservation Fund.|
|15||11/1/2007||207-209||Res. 127||Delay action on Saddlebrook purchase.|
|16||12/6/2008||244||Petition 9474||Zoning change to permit development - Springfield.|
|17||12/20/2008||271-274||Ord. Am. 26||Postpone action on Transfer of Development Rights (TDR).|
1. Due to his voting record I listed Richard Brown as a conservative despite the fact that he was endorsed by the Democratic Party in his last run. The Dem Party actually endorsed Lisa Subeck against him this time around, and Brown was eliminated in the primary.
2. I ignored absences and abstentions when I calculated the percentage ratings, although all absences and abstentions are shown in the vote record above. Some County Board members miss a heck of a lot of meetings, so I encourage you to check out their individual voting records.
3. Although I did the ratings and made the charts, I didn't compile the actual vote data. Many thanks to my co-conspirator who did most of the hard work to make this post possible.
4. I apologize for using images rather than tables, but blogger has a hard time dealing with anything other than very simple tables.
5. I'll cover County Board votes on other issues in a future post. Watch for it...