As of Tuesday, January 8, 2013
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Clayton News Daily
JONESBORO The Clayton County Board of Commissioners officially signed off on an administrative restructuring plan that tips the balance of power back to the commission’s chairman Tuesday.
The commission voted 3-2 to create chief operating officer and chief financial officer positions, which will be filled by people who will report directly to Chairman Jeff Turner.
In essence, it completes a transition back to the “strong chairman” form of government which existed in Clayton County before the county manager position was created in 2011. Former County Manager Wade Starr reported directly to the commission instead of the chairman.
After some confusion about what they were voting on, Commissioners Sonna Singleton and Gail Hambrick voted against the creation of the new positions.
Read Friday’s edition of Clayton News Daily for additional details.