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Buncombe County Commissioners will be more directly involved in the decision-making process, organizational activities, budget, and spending. Their enhanced role implements new checks and balances and assures transparency in county government.
Here are some of the steps taken…
- Limits spending and authority of the County Manager
- Appoints the County Chief Financial Officer with a direct reporting line to the Board
- Delineates authority and roles of County Manager and Chief Financial Officer
- Evaluates the performance of the appointed positions of County Manager, Clerk to the Board and Chief Financial Officer and annually reviews their contract
- Clarifies that only a public, majority vote of the Board can authorize funding for Economic or Community Development
- Delineates purpose of Personnel and Budget Ordinances and restricts one from altering the other
- Conducts the required public hearings as part of the budget process with all segments being recorded
- Requires public notice and public hearing to change the Personnel Ordinance
- Replaces any previous “Chairman Discretion” provisions in the Personnel Ordinance with a public vote of the majority of the County Board
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