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County Manager v. Committees? Marietta,Walker Views Opposite
DISTRICT 8 DEBATE (COOPERSTOWN/TOWN OF OTSEGO) 

County Manager v. Committees?

Marietta,Walker Views Opposite

County Rep. Andrew Marietta, D-Cooperstown/Town of Otsego, center, and his Republican challenger Tim Walker, left, make way for Otsego Town Board candidates after a lively hour-long debate this evening in the town hall in Fly Creek. The two took starkly contrasting positions how county government works or might work. Marietta supported the idea of a county manager, and of streamlining the committee system. Walker characterized a county manager as “another layer of bureaucracy” and said the committee systems works fine in the U.S. Congress. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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Performance-Review Missteps Show Need For County Reform
LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Performance-Review Missteps

Show Need For County Reform

Editor’s Note:  The letter was inadvertently not published in this week’s edition of Hometown Oneonta and The Freeman’s Journal.  Letters to the Editor for publication in the newspapers may be send to info@allotsego.com

To the Editor:

I am writing to continue the discussion about future of Otsego County government operations and achieving success for taxpayers.

I have outlined the many challenges we face with our current county government operation.  The status quo is not working, and there is consensus that change must occur, but there is disagreement about the path forward.

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