Suwannee Democrat

Home

January 24, 2014

Democrat Says - Charter review fails meeting objective

Live Oak —

The Live Oak Charter Review Committee was given the task of reviewing the current charter for the city and present a recommendation to the Live Oak City Council on whether it should be amended. However, what the council received at their meeting Tuesday night, Jan. 14, was two recommendations that lacked the full support of the committee. (See the story regarding this online at suwanneedemocrat.com, search ‘charter review ends disgruntled’, or see the Jan. 17 print edition.)

At the charter review meetings, it was evident there was a conflict between members. We’re not doubting that each member had the best interest of the city in mind, but we noticed early on that personal agendas may have played a part. 

When the recommendations went before the council, minutes went by while councilors heatedly debated whether or not to take their recommendations for review. 

Of course this is nothing uncommon in Suwannee County. For years, the city council and the Suwannee County Board of County Commissioners have not had a working relationship. At both council and commission board meetings, heated, sometimes raucous, debates are considered the norm. Why should we expect anything less from committees that are chosen by such boards?

If Suwannee County is going to grow and prosper, unity in our local government has got to be a priority. 

1
Text Only
Local News
Suwannee Democrat

Sports
Jasper News
Mayo Free Press
Arrest Record
VIDEO

Features

Meetings
Opinion
AP Video
Entertainment

Must Read
Business Marquee
Election 2014
AP Video
Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN Raw: Deadly Landslide Hits Indian Village Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit New Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Assault on Campus Russia Counts Cost of New US, EU Sanctions 3Doodler Bring 3-D Printing to Your Hand Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle At Least 20 Chikungunya Cases in New Jersey Raw: Obama Eats Ribs in Kansas City In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast Raw: Otters Enjoy Water Slides at Japan Zoo NCAA Settles Head-injury Suit, Will Change Rules Raw: Amphibious Landing Practice in Hawaii Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Broken Water Main Floods UCLA
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
House Ads
Facebook
Twitter Updates
Poll

Did your student take advantage of local summer activities?

Yes, through 4-H or another club.
Yes, through Parks & Recreation.
Yes, summer food service program.
No, they didn’t.
No, we didn’t know there were any.
     View Results