BOCC travel policy simmers during meeting

Published: Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 09:27 AM.

The Board of County Commissioners has been looking back to move ahead on a new travel policy for all employees, including commissioners.

That did not sit comfortably with the father of a former commissioner.

Commissioner Joanna Bryan asked more than a month ago for figures relating to travel by commissioners over the past several years.

Before the BOCC at the time of her request was consideration of approval of travel for Commissioner Warren Yeager over the next two years to meetings with organizations such as the Florida Association of Counties, of which Yeager is an officer, the FAC Small Counties Coalition and the Gulf Coast Consortium.

Yeager is also an officer in the latter two organizations.

At the time, Bryan said she would like to look at the cost of travel over the past two years, including that of former commissioner Bill Williams, who Bryan noted did a lion’s share of the travel in response to work on the aftermath of the BP oil spill.

Yeager, Bryan said, was assuming much of the responsibilities Williams had held and Bryan asked to take a look at the whole picture of county travel.

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