Camp's choice as fire chief ignites controversy in Catoosa County
The Catoosa County commission's decision to override the selection process and county manager's recommendation regarding the search for a new fire chiefhas sparked debate — and a revision of the county code.
What seemed like an innocuous housekeeping matter instead resurrected charges that the county too often operates as a "good ole boys" network.
The Dec. 6 commission meeting opened with a public hearing about amending the duties assigned to the county manager by requiring the commissioners approving anyone hired by the manager to head a department.
As presented by County Attorney Chad Young, the amendment would clarify and remove conflicting wording about the manager's job. Chief among the changes would be that once adopted as law, the manager's hiring of department heads would require full commission approval.
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