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January 4, 2018 Johnson County supervisors pick chair
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In its first formal meeting of the new year on Tuesday, Jan. 2, the Johnson County Board of Supervisors addressed a number of organizational issues for 2018. The board began by appointing Mike Carberry as chairperson for 2018. Lisa Green-Douglass was appointed vice-chairperson.

The board of supervisors determined that its formal and informal meetings will continue to be held on Thursdays starting at 9 a.m., except for the second Thursday of each month, when the meetings will begin at 5:30 p.m. Board meeting location remains typically in the second floor board room of the Johnson County Administration Building, 913 South Dubuque Street, Iowa City, though locations and times are subject to occasional change.

The board designated the county’s official newspapers and established supervisors’ assignments to various community boards and commissions.

“There is a lot to be done in 2018, and I believe our budget should match our priorities,” Carberry said after the meeting. “One of the projects the board has prioritized is the implementation of the master plan for the Historic Poor Farm. We expect to move on to phase three of the plan this year and put the dreams into reality.”

“That goal also applies to our focus on the Crisis Intervention Team model that has now moved beyond discussion into implementation,” he said. “It’s critical that we continue to address the ways in which law enforcement and the criminal justice system deals with people with mental illness and substance abuse issues.

“Johnson County is the best place to live, but that also means the cost of living is among the highest in the state,” Carberry said. “It’s important for the board to continue to use tax dollars to address basic human needs, including housing, transportation and poverty issues.”

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