Communication Improving Within Lee County Government

Fort Madison, IA – County leaders took a step forward in trying to improve communication within Lee County government. The recent spat between the Board of Supervisors and a coalition of elected leaders developed, in part, over a lack of dialogue between the two sides. Board Chairman Rick Larkin says a department head meeting, which was held Tuesday to open the lines of communication, went very well. Much of the discussion focused on the budget, the response to property tax bills, and the future of the county jail. More than a dozen department heads attended the meeting.