Harford County’s “Deputy Director Amendment” Will Be on November Ballot

As reported in the Baltimore Sun, the Harford County Council overrode County Executive David Craig’s veto of a proposed charter amendment to make deputy county department heads at-will employees. As described by the Sun,

The 6-1 override vote taken at Tuesday’s council meeting matched the margin by which the charter amendment legislation passed last month. Once again, Councilwoman Mary Anne Lisanti cast the only dissenting vote.

The amendment will be placed on the November general election ballot. If approved, future deputy directors would serve at the pleasure of the county executive and their appointments will be subject to county council confirmation, the same as for directors.

For more information, see the full story from the Sun, and our previous post, Harford County Council Votes to Make Deputy Directors “Exempt”.