President Obamas health care reform will affect part-time fire fighters at departments across the country. Greenwood fire fighters at the scene of an accident Friday, April 19, 2013, in Greenwood, Indiana. Scott Roberson / Daily Journal
You’ll head to the polls Tuesday to vote on candidates for county commissioner and county council, but, if elected, they’ll appoint many other people who make decisions that shape your neighborhood.
Elected officials in the counties, cities and towns appoint hundreds of people to local government boards. The taxes you pay for fire districts and libraries are managed by appointed boards, which can choose to use those funds to build a new building or purchase new equipment from fire trucks to e-books.