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No one speaks at meeting addressing downsizing county government
The public had a chance to speak out on Hall County government cutbacks Tuesday, but no one showed up to voice their opinions at the meeting.
The only people there were the supervisors and the Hall County assessor.
She showed up to voice her concerns about the cutbacks, specifically merging her position and the register of deeds office.
But, the people who will make the ultimate decision--the voters--weren't there.
Despite the lack of public comment, members of the Hall County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution to take the issue to the voters at the next general election.
The Board of Supervisors Chairman Pamela Lancaster says consolidating offices has been a two year process.
Lancaster says citizens have questioned the efficiency of the government cutbacks and other ways to save money.
Generally ,people who are supportive in measure would not be here people in opposition might, we saw no opposition today, seeing no particular objections we did have the county assessor here and she brought up a couple of concerns," Lancaster said.
County assessor Janet Pelland questioned placement of offices and budget adjustments.
If approved, the two offices will combine after the current term.
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