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December 06, 2016
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Sullivan legislature votes to change charter; Majority seeks new county manager

Legislator Alan Sorensen, left, legislator Cindy Gieger, clerk to the legislature AnnMaire Martin and legislator Gene Benson discuss changes to the county charter.
TRR photo by Fritz Mayer

Gieger said, for instance, that she had been told she was not allowed to speak directly to the commissioners of the various departments and instead she should go through the “chain of command,” and communicate with the commissioners through the county manager’s office. She and some other legislators have, in the past, cited this as an impediment to gaining the knowledge they need to make informed decisions on such matters as the county budget.

Before the changes become law, the full board will vote on January 24 on scheduling a public hearing on the matter for February.