June 5, 2016
Robert Sanchez, The Daily Herald
“Cronin, meanwhile, said he wants a consolidation of the election commission and the clerk’s office because it’s expected to save taxpayers at least $300,000 a year. The savings would be achieved by combining staffs and finding efficiencies.
“My priority is — and always has been — savings for the taxpayers,” Cronin said. “If we can do the same quality service more efficiently and save taxpayers money, that’s the direction we should take.”
Before taking any steps to dissolve the election commission, Cronin said he first would have a “robust discussion” with county board members.
“I want to make sure we do it properly,” Cronin said.”
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