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December 05, 2016
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County manager moving on; Proposed change to county charter moves forward

Legislator Cora Edwards was one of several legislators who said that as the charter now stands a minority of the legislature can thwart the will of the majority. She said, “Since June, a minority of four has been holding a majority of five in a holding pattern.”

Lawmaker Cindy Gieger said the charter change in 2007 “changed the power structure of the legislature,” and she supported the change to a simple majority.

Public comment on the question was split, with resident Ken Walter opposing the change and resident Star Hesse supporting it.