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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Feeling disenfranchised yet?

Here it is, point blank...

How is a county executive different from a county manager?


A county executive is an elected representative who ultimately answers to the public and commits himself or herself to the terms of an elected representative, which cannot change without public approval. The county executive is afforded direct control over county policy, particularly budgets, and works cooperatively with the county council or legislature.

A county manager is an official appointed or hired by a county council or legislature on terms outlined in a hiring contract or other agreement suitable to the parties involved. The terms apply only for the duration of the contract, after which the terms may be renegotiated by either party. Often, the county manager acts as a full-time administrative officer for the council or legislature and is responsible for day to day activities within the county government. The county manager does not have veto authority. In most governments, the public does not have any voting rights over choosing county managers.

I just looove that last part.

ONE...MORE...TIME...

In most governments, the public does not have any voting rights over choosing county managers.

Oh, and this one is good...

The terms apply only for the duration of the contract, after which the terms may be renegotiated by either party.

Ah, smells of...back room politics. Just what we need more of.


Getting nervous yet? Any buyer's remorse creeping in? Filled with trepidation? Still a big proponent of Haggerty Rule? Can a movement to discorporate be very far off?

Later

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