Blaine County May Drop 4 Day Work Week
Hailey, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) - It was standing room only at the Blaine County Commissioner’s meeting. Many members of the local real estate community, title companies, banks, construction industry and concerned citizens came out to voice their opinions against the county’s four day work week.
This April marks the five year anniversary for Blaine County’s experiment to have many of their county offices closed on Fridays. At the time of the policy’s inception, county commissioners thought shutting down on Fridays would be a good way to reduce the county’s carbon footprint.
After five years of having offices like the DMV and Recorder’s office closed every single Friday, they’re facing some public outcry. Opponents say this is not only inconvenient, it’s also bad business. Public comments argued that having the Recorder’s office closed on Fridays effects their clients tremendously, by not being able to finalize important business transactions, when the rest of the country is still in business.
The Blaine County Commissioners were receptive to the urgency expressed by the community members. They hope to have the necessary information and data available to make a policy decision soon, possibly as soon as April.