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Free Enterprise Forum: Albemarle Should Consider Adding a Supervisor

Posted: Updated: Dec 31, 2012 04:07 PM EST

There was a renewed call Monday night to bring about a major change to the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors.

Neil Williamson with the Free Enterprise Forum, a nonprofit organization that analyzes local government policy, says a discussion about adding a seventh member to the board should happen. Currently there are six supervisors who tend to be deadlocked on controversial issues.

"There are a number of entrenched interests that somewhat appreciate the logjam. It takes a lot to get anything done in Albemarle. Is that a good thing? I think that's a question for the citizens," Williamson said.

Williamson says the seventh member could be elected at-large as a chairperson. He also says most peer counties have an odd number of board members to prevent a tie.

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