A North Idaho Republican organization released a resolution on Thursday objecting to the Kootenai County commissioners' ballot measure for an alternative form of county government. The Kootenai County Republican Central Committee's document warns that the ballot measure will deprive the county of checks and balances, and add a cumbersome level of bureaucracy. “A group (in the central committee) decided they didn't like the idea of change in our government form,” said Neil Oliver, central committee chair, adding that those committee members called a special meeting on Wednesday night to discuss the resolution. The document criticizes the ballot measure's proposals to add a county manager position and make the clerk, coroner, treasurer and assessor positions hired, instead of elected. The manager position is “a business model” position, and “not applicable to government,” the document states/Alecia Warren, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.
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