See Washington County Watchdog's posts keeping the County board in check. Currently all five members are your typical politicians who will tell you what you want to hear meanwhile doing what they think is best. It's extremely rare to see the board not in 5/5 lockstep vote with each other and even more rare is denying a request for funding. The county debt recently tripled in the period of seven years, it's only a matter of time before taxes will have to subsequently go up.
The $170 Million Dollar Washington/Ramsey County Plan to Take Over Private Sector Garbage Processing
Washington/Ramsey County Garbage Processing Plant, 6 Months In; Failing? Counties Refuse to Answer.