Name Professor Course Date In Support of the one commission for the State of Georgia Georgia State is justified to continue operating on one commissioner: a. No bureaucracy In Georgia to effect on a policy affecting the people there are no many numbers of commissioners who have to be consulted; Bebe Heishkel Commissioner in 2012 “Heiskell and two top county officials have nothing but praise for the sole commissioner system saying it's more efficient less expensive and even more accountable than a multi-member county commission.” The single commissioner administration is thus the best for Georgia County. Works Citedwww.timesfreepress.com www.timesfreepress.com http://onlineathens.com/stories/121599/foi_foicountykings.shtml#.WbthSLIjHIU [...]
Greetings, gang! For our discussion this unit dealing with local government, we’re going to debate something that might be described as a unique state curiosity. Georgia is the only state in the union that allows counties to be run by one person, specifically a “single commissioner.” Every other county in every other state in the country and, indeed, all but about the 10 counties in Georgia that use the single commissioner government model, elect not just one person but rather several “county commissioners” to a governing board to run things at the county or parish (as they’re sometimes called) level. This all begs the question: Is Georgia just out-to-lunch by retaining this system? Or is the state somehow ahead of the curve in using this? There are actually some pretty compelling arguments for both sides, which I’d like us to discuss in a debate. So, let’s do this: If you have an odd-numbered birthdate, you are going to be “pro” single commissioner; if you have an even-numbered birthdate, you will be against this model of government. Please scour the Internet to find source material that you can use to help support posts you will make in favor of your side. Maybe you can find some quotes from some experts about how the model is great or not-so-great when it comes to reacting quickly to a crisis. Or, maybe you can find some figures that show that counties using the model are doing very well fiscally—or, conversely, are all in bad financial shape. Whatever source you find, please make sure it is from reputable authorities and not just some dude’s opinion on the matter. Be sure to quote accurately from your reputable sources and do leave us a URL we can use to check out the source in the original if we wish.