|Jerry (far left) posing with several former Council members.|
Ron Heckman is to Jerry's left.
During his presentation (you can read it below), Jerry suggested it's time to give the 42-year old Home Rule Charter a serious overhaul. Some might even want to scrap it and return to three Commissioners. Others might want an appointed manager as opposed to an elected Executive. Still others think our Sheriff is one row officer who should be elected. Almost all would agree that nearly every section needs improvement. But this can only happen with a home rule charter study commission.
So far, Council has shied away from that option, mostly because individual members are afraid that the County will revert to three-Commissioner rule. But last night, they listened. At least some of them.
Speaking of being called names, Council President Ron Heckman took exception to the photo you see above, which also appeared in yesterday's story. "I was referred to as the big fish that Jerry had caught when he went on one of his recent fishing trips. You can't be called worse than Councilman Ron Heckman, a big ... What fish was that?"
"Sucker!" was the answer from an unidentified voice in the peanut gallery who sounded suspiciously like Seyfried.