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Government Change To Be On Ballot

Item: Power to the people: Initiative proposing county manager to be put on ballot/Alecia Warren, Coeur d'Alene Press

More Info: The commissioners have asked the prosecuting attorney to draft a ballot measure that, if it passes, would give the commissioners authority to hire a county manager tasked with administrative duties. The same measure would also propose making the offices of county assessor, clerk, coroner and treasurer appointed positions, instead of elected as they are now. The positions of sheriff and prosecuting attorney would remain elected positions. The board of commissioners would also continue to have three full-time members, despite past discussions of expanding to five. … A county manager would handle day-to-day administrative tasks and free up the commissioners' time for policy making, Green said.

Question: How would you change Kootenai County government?


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