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County Government

Support for reform of county government in Oklahoma.

Changes are needed in operation and management of county government in Oklahoma, with a goal of government which is more efficient, modern and accountable to the people.

Form

A commission form of county government is favorable, but may not be suitable for all counties. The option of home rule should be extended to all counties permitting them to determine their own form of government. Under the commission form, commissioners should serve as policy makers concerned with the entire county, not individual districts.

Efficiency

Greater efficiency and economy in county government would be achieved through use of city-county cooperation or consolidation of services such as planning, solid waste disposal, libraries, health departments, and emergency medical services. County administrative offices should be consolidated.

Approved by the LWV of Oklahoma in 1983