RALEIGH — Yadkin County Commissioners Kevin Austin and David Moxley attended the May 18 County Assembly Day, sponsored by the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners, and helped advocate for several county priorities at the NC General Assembly. County Attorney Edward Powell and County Manager Lisa Hughes were also in attendance.
At its Jan. 13 meeting, the NCACC Board of Directors adopted three priorities for the 2016 Short Session of the North Carolina General Assembly. The association is seeking:
• An end to statutory authority that allows local school boards to file suit against a county board of commissioners over county appropriations for education;
• Additional flexibility with existing revenue options; and
• Legislation to preserve local option and authority where needed to ensure community access to critical digital infrastructure needs.
In addition, counties continue to advocate for the restoration of the 40 percent of lottery proceeds for school construction.
“I had a great day at the NCACC County Assembly Day speaking with Senator Joyce Krawiec about Yadkin County issues and issues that affect every county in North Carolina,” Austin said.
County Assembly Day is an opportunity for North Carolina county officials to meet with and hear from state legislative leaders. The event started with an address from Speaker of the House Tim Moore from Cleveland County.
After the morning session ended at 10:30 a.m., attendees worked the halls of the N.C. General Assembly to advocate for county issues and meet with members of their delegation.