SALISBURY, MD – Citizens voted for change on November 4th. Bob Culver, Wicomico’s new County Executive, decided to kick-off his term with just that.
After his swearing in, Culver announced a few changes. First, county employees will no longer receive a paid day off on their birthday. Culver also announced that he would be cutting back on the number of county employees who receive take-home cars.
As I wrote the other day, Culver doesn’t need to swing for the fences. A few solid base hits will work wonders. He deserves credit for two solid singles on Tuesday (really, a single and a walk). Culver can implement the take-home car policy on his own. I believe he needs an amendment to the county’s personnel manual to implement the birthday measure. That requires approval by the county council. Regardless, it was a solid performance; letting voters know that he is serious about lowering the cost of county government. Chipping away will certainly yield better long term results than attempting any grand schemes.