Augusta Supervisors to Discuss Staggered Terms at Public Hearing
Augusta County supervisors agreed to let the public weigh in on the topic of staggered terms.
Every four years all seven supervisors are up for re-election, which makes many of the board members uncomfortable. Supervisors hope to hear from the people as well as school board members as an ordinance would automatically stagger their terms as well.
There were a couple of repeated concerns.
"There's more accountability," North River District Supervisor Marshall Pattie said. "So every two years our citizens can get their influence into the board and get their feelings thought. The second reason I think that's important is there's institutional knowledge on the board, and so what we don't want to happen in the future is all seven board members to be replaced."