City council voted 7-1 Tuesday in support of the abolition of the county treasurer’s office, a largely symbolic gesture that will have little consequence in a long-festering controversy about dispensing with the custodian of the county’s money.

Sarah Grunau: 409-683-5226; sarah.grunau@galvnews.com



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Rusty Schroeder

I believe it was the Purchasing Agent's office that recieved the email to change the account, not the Treasurer's office.

Norman Pappous

Anyone who has ever held a treasury related position in corporate America will tell you this is a really bad idea. It is unquestioned that it places county funds (taxpayer monies) at greater, not less, risk.

Ron Shelby

This is actually a very important resolution. The County must approach the state legislature to have it put on the ballot to abolish the Treasurer's office. They will get a lot of push back from a "self interested" Treasurer's Association. The County will need to show the support of the community within Galveston County to get this done. Other cities should also be asked for support in getting this important mission accomplished.

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