Commissioner Bronson Lectures Great Falls Residents


Here’s another little window into what’s going on at our city commission meetings from May 7, 2019.

In this episode Bill Bronson launches a scoldy, pointy little diatribe against Great Falls taxpaying citizens concerning the secret meetings Commissioners Robinson and Moe were having with the GFAS MacLean adoption center about a possible private-public partnership.

Which reminds me, remember the private-public partnership the City of Great Falls entered into called Electric City Power? That little venture almost sent our city into bankruptcy and nearly into receivership thanks to geniuses like Bronson.

Anyway, back to the scolding citizens were subjected to because they dared to ask questions and point out that something didn’t look right with the backroom deals and the apparent conflicts of interest involving Robinson and Moe.

(If you have trouble playing this video you can see it online here – Bronson’s comments start at around 1:48:00.)

Bronson: “It doesn’t mean my colleagues should not continue to have those conversations…and again, they’ve put up with a lot of abuse over the last month or so and they’ve done a pretty good job of defending themselves to the point where I didn’t feel that I had to step in, but I’m going to tonight.”

“…they’ve put up with a lot of abuse over the last month or so”? Oh my, those poor, poor city commissioners! Can you imagine how abused they must feel?

I mean, how dare the taxpayers of Great Falls abuse and treat their elected public officials so horribly as to attempt to hold them accountable.

Good thing for them that their hero Bill Bronson showed up just in time to “step in” and defend them from those old mean old citizens.

Bronson: “This community, like all communities, has really got to learn you can have a difference of opinion about something and it doesn’t mean that they’re corrupt, it doesn’t mean that there’s conflict of interest…”

Said the guy who was smack dab in the middle of the shameful and corrupt Community Development Block Grant conflict of interest debacle. It’s not the citizens of Great Falls who have “really got to learn” something, Mr. Bronson, it’s you and your “colleagues”.

I guess that by thumping the table and shaking his finger at the hardworking citizens who pay ALL the bills in this community, Bronson thinks it makes him look genuinely, righteously indignant.

Naaaaahhhhh. His pontificating just make s him look like arrogant, out of touch, and undeserving of the office he holds.

This isn’t the first time we’ve had to endure Bronson’s preaching. I for one am sick and tired of him lecturing the good citizens of my hometown while he has presided over a failing status quo and a city struggling to remain stagnant for 12 years now. Go away.



Posted by Rick Tryon

Rick Tryon is an entrepreneur, a singer-songwriter, and is currently serving a four year term as a Great Falls City Commissioner. Helping Montana become an even greater place to live, play and work is Tryon's passion.

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