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Chamber leaders and Rock Island County residents are applauding recent actions approved by the Rock Island County Board of Supervisors to scale back the cost of local government. County Board members made significant progress last week when they voted to approve major reforms that included removing board members from pension and healthcare benefits and reducing the number of board members from 25 to 15.
 
In August 2014, the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce called upon Rock Island County officials to explore opportunities for reform, citing a public opinion poll of Rock Island County voters that showed a majority in support of reducing the size of county government, hiring a county administrator and moving swiftly to enact reform measures. Since that time, Rock Island Countyofficials have been on a path to reform, hiring a full-time county administrator and making tough decisions that will ultimately put the county in a stronger fiscal position.
 
The Chamber commends Rock Island County officials for their leadership and their stewardship of taxpayer dollars. We look forward to continuing to support Administrator Dave Ross and the County Board in other reform efforts in the months ahead. 


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