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Letter: Shouldn’t boards have right to censure members?

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

Last week’s front page article “G.C. Morrow files suit against Mathews Board of Supervisors” gave pause for several questions. Each member of the Board of Supervisors signs and agrees to adhere to a Code of Ethics understanding that they “have been given a public trust and that the stewardship of such office demands the highest levels of ethical and moral conduct.”

Further, Article 7 of the BOS Bylaws indicates that board members should serve to protect “the rights of each individual members of the Board, county administrative employees and the public,” conduct business in “a spirit of harmony and cooperation with the Board, and between Individual Board members” and allow “full and free discussion among the members of the Board to ensure that all viewpoints are considered prior to taking action on behalf of the County.” In listening to the Sept. 24th board meeting, it was clear that the majorit...

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