2014 Arkansas Code
Title 14 - Local Government
Subtitle 2 - County Government
Chapter 14 - County Government Code
Subchapter 6 - Alternative Organizations
§ 14-14-606 - Analysis of each office required.

AR Code § 14-14-606 (2014) What's This?

(a) All proposals for alternative county government organization adopted by a county quorum court through ordinance for referral to the electors, or an initiative petition referring an alternative organization proposal to the electors, shall be based on a comprehensive analysis of each office or department included in the ordinance or proposal.

(b) The analysis of each office or department shall consist of the following requirements:

(1) A comprehensive analysis of the existing office or department organization included in the proposal and the procedures established for providing governmental services;

(2) A comprehensive comparative analysis of the proposed alternative organization with regard to improved efficiency, effectiveness, responsiveness, and accountability to the people;

(3) The preparation of a proposed plan of organization embodying the selected characteristics to be referred to the electors. The plan shall:

(A) Establish the procedures for the election or appointment of any new officers. However, any appointive officer shall be deemed a part of the executive branch and, as such, shall be appointed by, and be responsible to, the county judge;

(B) Provide for the scheduling of any necessary transfer of powers, records, documents, properties, assets, funds, liabilities, and bonding which result from the changes in a proposed county organization;

(C) Provide for the continuity, where necessary, of existing officers and offices, the abolition of offices or their change from elective to appointive status, and the making of interim and temporary appointments; and

(D) Provide that the plan may be prepared in narrative form but shall be finally embodied in a single or series of ordinances styled in a manner provided by law.

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