BOCC affirms new EDA board

Published: Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 09:36 AM.

“The point was not to put together a political board,” Bryan said. “If we choose, it is an extension of us and it’s just politics.”

Commissioner Ward McDaniel asked a series of questions to clarify what had happened and was to happen and agreed in the end that politics should be left on the sidelines.

“This is a good board, we need to keep the politics out of it,” McDaniel said.

Bryan said she would be working with the county attorney and Magidson on the agreement between the new EDA and the BOCC to provide appropriate oversight.

“I think these are the steps we need to take to go forward,” said Commissioner Warren Yeager. “There is some clarification we need to have, but we do need to move forward.”

McDaniel, who voted to return the EDC to an independent agency, said he was pleased with the board but that jobs were the currency of success.

“They are going to have to produce,” McDaniel said. “I’m personally going to hold some people accountable.”

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