CCAWV is supportive of initiatives that have a positive effect on county funding, allowing counties to generate their own funding needs and oppose those initiatives that take funding away from county programs and services.
CCAWV is supportive of initiatives that have a positive effect on county commission authority or responsibility and oppose those that at- tempt to usurp the duties of county commissioners as outlined by the WV Constitution and the WV Code.
Regional Jail Costs
CCAWV will continue to work with the WV Legislature and the WV Regional Jail Authority to identify additional revenue sources and jail population reduction methods in a unified effort to maximize the efficient use of tax dollars for incarceration of regional jail inmates.
In these challenging economic times, CCAWV will defend against unfunded mandates legislatively or administratively passed on to local governments. CCAWV will evaluate and deter- mine our position on any legislation that affects county finances.
Substance Abuse Treatment
Substance abuse is an extremely critical prob- lem and impediment to the workforce in WV and a major factor in the escalating burden on our criminal justice system. CCAWV supports efforts to increase and enhance available treatment.
Please Note: These legislative positions are generally stated and do not preclude CCAWV from re-evaluating each proposed legislative bill for “Support” or “Opposition” based on the bill’s actual language and its resulting affect on county government.