Democracy under seige in Washington County, Wisconsin
Democracy under seige in Washington County government - County Supervisor William Meyers today called upon County Board Chairman Herbert Tennies to withdraw new rules barring amendments to the County Budget without the Chairman's advance approval. These same rules were voted down by the Washington County Executive Committee in April 2011 so the Chairman has decided to grant himself new powers arbitrarily.
IF the new rules are not withdrawn, Supervisor Meyers has requested an agenda item for the November 3, 2011 7:00pm public hearing/budget meeting of the County Board so all Supervisors can vote for or against giving the Chairman dictatorial powers. Read the memo ... here.