What's the commissioner's job?

Monday, October 13, 2008 | 6:45 p.m. CDT

The county commission is made up of the District I Southern Commissioner, District II Northern Commissioner and a presiding commissioner elected at-large. The commission is responsible for all matters of county business, administrative and legislative, public works and criminal justice. The commission handles an annual budget of about $52.6 million for all county operations. Commissioners oversee planning and zoning issues, building codes and the Public Works, Human Resources, Purchasing and other county departments. Commissioners represent the county on committees, boards and other governmental entities. The Northern and Southern District commissioners each receive a salary of $82,026.

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