Will he veto it – or not?
That was the unanswered question lingering in the political atmosphere last week after the Barrow County Board of Commissioners passed a motion to ask the Georgia General Assembly to amend the county’s charter to weaken the chairman’s veto power. The measure would allow for only four votes to override a veto rather than the current five votes.
BOC Chairman Danny Yearwood said only: “I will decide what I’m going to do, and I will let you know… ”
A full week after the surprisingly strong 5-1 vote Feb. 8 to request the charter amendment, Yearwood still had not announced whether he would try to block it.
His eight-day window for vetoing the board’s action was set to expire Wednesday, Feb. 16 – hours after he was to meet privately with Rep. Terry England, Rep. Tommy Benton and Sen. Frank Ginn.
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