Cecil County Administration Building, Feb. 8, 2010 — While the commissioners continued their work on forming the citizens budget advisory committee, they were reminded that time is growing short as, ideally, the board should have the groups findings by early April. So, having figured out the number of members last week (five), the discussion turned to sorting out the study mission of the group and mulling over appropriate qualifications for membership.
This discussion and the nearing deadline caused Commissioner Dunn to encourage the board to get on with the decision. “Everyone knows my position, but since we’re going to have it let’s try to get something productive and worthwhile out of it. We need to make it happen sooner rather than later for that to happen.” Commissioner Broomell too noted the need to “move quickly” as the most important thing was to form the panel now. “I have a budget analyst willing to serve,” she remarked. “It’s important to get it going.”
At that point the board decided to adjourn for a few hours and come back in the afternoon to see if they could take a pass at “naming names.” But when they reassembled after the recess, some of the commissioners needed additional time to line up their appointments.
So it’ll be another week before the final decision on forming the citizens budget advisory group is made.