Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Legislative dept to get official axe

As the County Commission preps for the upcoming fiscal year, there's a little house cleaning it needs to do, namely getting rid of the non-existent Office of Legislative Affairs in Knox County. (Did that even make sense?)

This was the one-person office that Patsy Miller ran for years. When county Mayor Tim Burchett took office, it was one of the first jobs he cut in the spring of 2011. (I believe Miller made about $50k a year.) Tim essentially told members of the local Legislative delegation (where he served for 16 years) to answer their owns phones. Since most of them already did, there wasn't a lot of heartburn.

No one ever bothered to appeal the private act that created the office. That will happen in the next few weeks. Not a big deal, really, but I figured like rambling.

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