PWC Board Debate Rules for Dictating “Directives” to County Staff

Under the existing rules, if a supervisor provides a directive to county staff with no objection, it moves forward. If one supervisor objects, the directive then becomes a motion and requires being properly seconded and a vote to move forward.

Candland’s proposal would have required supervisors to bring a resolution at the board’s next meeting if their directive received an objection, rather than the board voting right away on the motion.  The proposal came after many directives that have been issued late at night or without being publicly available before a meeting.

“We’ve started using the directive method to get things done,” he said. “To me, this is about transparency. This is about good government.”

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