I have LONG held the opinion that these “oversight” boards, be they at the state, local, or national level should be made up of people who have ZERO monetary interest in the area that they are overseeing. Be it ownership of a local individual business, corporate conglomerate represented by it’s CFO, CEO, etc., or an owner or a representative of a small chain of a related business, these individuals do NOT belong in an oversight “group” whose primary purpose is to protect the public from greed and general misuse/mistreatment in what, for the business, can be seen as an opportune time to reap what amounts to a harvest that doesnt belong to them! I don’t think that there is ANYTHING much lower than an individual or group that would take advantage of someone else in a time of suffering and/or need, when emotions are high and override what would normally be good thought processes for most people. Granted I think there are few businesses that would do such a thing, but they obviously exist or we wouldn’t need to have the oversight boards. But when you put people on these boards that either have a monetary interest in the making of the laws, or individuals who have retired or sold their related business, or even friends of people in the given industry on this board or committee that is going to possibly help shape or write the laws overseeing the industry and equally importantly is going to interpret and enforce those same laws, I believe that you have just left the door open to allow anyone with the desire to do so, to abuse their post. And having the entire board made up of people who have any kind of interest, either for themselves or for a “friend”, just greatly increases the potential for misuse. That’s exactly why when companies run contests the people who work there and their families, and a host of others that are affiliated with the company ARE NOT allowed to participate. Now there are those who would argue that to put people outside the industry on the boards having little to no knowledge of the industry would be equally bad with the pendulum swing going to the opposite extreme, creating a different set of problems albeit of equal or greater damage. I mean, we’ve all seen people in positions that they were totally unqualified for and sat and watched in horror or sometimes amazement or even amusement at how bad those decisions can be. But in the situation of oversight boards and committees, I would like to think that a lot of what they oversee is just plain common sense. Not that there wouldn’t be the need for individuals to learn and educate themselves to some degree on some level about the industry they were overseeing, but short of them overseeing something that requires a degree in rocket science, nuclear medicine, pharmaceuticals, and the like…I’d really like to think that it would “clean up” some of these government oversight groups. I know my thoughts are not THE answer. But honestly, I just CRAVE And LONG for some honesty and integrity for a change. I honestly don’t understand how these people sleep with themselves at night, unless they simply have no conscience.