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Chairman referee, not boss

When Lee Bonner was named chairman of the Douglas County commission, he took that as a sign he was the face of the county.

Unfortunately for Bonner, unlike a mayor or a governor, or even a president, the chairman of the county board has always been more of a speaker of the house than a chief executive.

We remember the days when the chair wouldn't make a motion or state an opinion without giving up the gavel.

Those rules seem to have gone out the window in some places, with whomever is in charge gaveling down opposition whether from other …

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The Record Courier Updated Aug 28, 2012 05:32PM Published Aug 28, 2012 05:31PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.