Hillsborough County commissioners have often expressed frustration that they don't get treated with the same respect as other political figures. Their jobs aren't viewed as carrying the same prestige, say, as the mayor of Tampa, even though they govern a population and approve a budget that dwarfs the city's.
Here's one bit of unscientific proof that commissioners aren't quite appreciated.
It's been well chronicled now that reputed social climber Jill Kelley had an impressive email contact list. She is electronic pen pals with powerful generals, has an in at the FBI and chats with mayors past and present, even feting current Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn after his election at her Bayshore Boulevard home.
Yet, not once in the past two years has she emailed anyone at County Center. Not commissioners. Not the administrator. No one. Well, not to their official email addresses anyway.
This time they're not complaining.
Posted by Bill Varian at 5:49:28 pm on November 19, 2012