July 30, 2015
The FY14 audit contained a flow chart of how the hierarchy is supposed to be in Jasper County (or any county).
Notice who is at the top of the chart—the citizens, the taxpayers, of the county.
But here is how the hierarchy really works:
Until the BOC decides to first– listen to the citizens, and then– be in charge of what happens, we will have unelected people deciding our fate with higher taxes, taxpayer backed bonds, and other debt and decisions.
TWG has long advocated for a County Administrator that carries out the directives of the BOC rather than a County Manager that makes all the decisions and tells the BOC how it is going to be.
As always, your comments are welcome.