Suwannee Democrat


October 11, 2012

Mayor vetoes move of finance director

Live Oak — Live Oak Mayor Sonny Nobles vetoed the city council’s recent decision to move the finance director position from under the city administrator.

The Live Oak City Council voted Sept. 25 to have the finance director report directly to the city clerk and not the city administrator. 

The mayor decided to veto that decision. 

“I have contemplated this move as to how it would benefit the operations of the city,” Nobles wrote in a letter to the council. “I have also considered how it would be detrimental. I have come to the conclusion that the current system is not flawed or broken to any extent that warrants such a drastic change.”

The mayor is concerned “that this move would set the stage for confusion over responsibilities, divisiveness, conflict and disagreement between the administrator, clerk, finance director and other officials.”

Nobles wrote that the move appeared to be a “personnel issue, not a policy issue and should be handled accordingly.”

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