BOCC travel policy simmers during meeting

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

Commissioner Warren Yeager agreed in substance.

 “We need to be doing it as efficiently as possible,” he said. “We need to find the most efficient way. We need to figure out we are getting the bang for a buck.”

Commissioner Ward McDaniel said the travel issue was simple.

“We’ve got two choices,” McDaniel said. “We can select where to put the headstone of the county or we need to go. You’ve got to go to (federal and state elected officials). Government moves slow.”

Issues such as CBRA and FEMA funding require that county officials meet face-to-face with their legislative delegations, he added.

“If you think you can sit here and not go to those meetings and still get things done for the county, I have some swamp land I could sell you,” said resident Pat Hardman. “You need to bring home the bacon. You need to be at the meetings.”

As a result of a Bryan’s inquiries the BOCC has launched a review and rewrite of the county travel policy.

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