Chamber survey finds strong support among businesses for RI County Board changes
After announcing results of a poll of 400 Rock Island County voters last week, the Quad Cities Chamber now has polled businesses with sites in the county.
Like the voters, the 105 responding businesses, who are members of the chamber, support four proposals for change in Rock Island County.
- 98 percent favor reducing the size of the Rock Island County Board
- 90 percent favor hiring a professional administrator
- 95 percent favor creating penalties for board members who violate written county policies
- 93 percent favor creating a way for board to vote to remove the board chairman
"Much like our voter poll results issued last week, business leaders are looking for change, including hiring a professional county administrator and reducing the size of the board."
chamber president and CEO Tara Barney said in a news release.
Last week's poll of 400 voters in Rock Island County show that:
- 77.5 percent support reducing the size of the Rock Island County board
- 53 percent favor hiring a professional administrator
- 82.8 percent favor creating penalties for board members who violate written county policies
- 79.3 percent favor creating a way for the board to vote to remove the board chairman
- 73.5 percent favor taking immediate action on county government proposals.
The chamber engages in advocating and supporting community initiatives to ensure a strong business climate, and partners with local governments on issues, challenges, and opportunities that put the Quad-Cities in a position to grow as a region, according to the release.