Assembly Delegates want access to County books

David Still, Editor of the Barnstable Patriot has been doing yeoman's work following the goings on at the County Complex. 

Barnstable County government is gearing up for a fight over next year's budget.  The Assembly wants to review last year's budget numbers and talk to the budget chief before next year's budget process begins. The Commissioners are stonewalling and the County Administrator, who works for  the Commissioners, will not make himself available to the Delegates. So the Assembly is considering creating a Director of Finance position within the current County structure who would be accessable to both branches. The County's legal counsel is throwing up roadblocks.

Read all about it in this week's Barnstable Patriot. Click on the headlines to catch the whole story and editorial.

Assembly Receptive to Finance Director A proposal seeking to create a new administrative services and finance department for Barnstable County found receptive ears at an Assembly of Delegates committee this week

The standing Committee on Governmental Regulations reviewed a proposal from Yarmouth Delegate Spyro Mitrokostas to separate out certain finance and administrative functions from the county administrator. 

Editorial : An Irritated Assembly The Barnstable County Assembly of Delegates is frustrated. 

This week salted a long-standing wound in its inability to get the kind of information and answers it wants from the county administration and county commissioners. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on