The county Board of Supervisors, meeting as the committee of the whole, will discuss a proposal to reorganize the county into four super departments.
The reorganization is the brainchild of County Executive Officer Ann Capela, and is expected to cost at least $167,117.08, mostly for additional upper managers.
The committee meets at 9 a.m. in the County Administration Center, 940 Main St., El Centro.
A flow chart of the proposal shows elected department heads subordinate to what would be newly hired deputy CEOs. There would be no direct line between the people and elected department heads, which include the assessor, auditor-controller, clerk/recorder, district attorney, public administrator, sheriff/coroner and tax collector/treasurer.
As a result, numerous elected county department heads have criticized the proposal, though the plan appears to have support from the Board of Supervisors, whose members also are elected.