The latest powerplay by the council is to move $500k the county commissioners had budgeted for road repairs into a separate line item. The council could then suggest what use this $500k would have as they didn't seem too thrilled about using it for road repairs:
To strike a compromise with the commissioners, the council proposed pulling $500,000 from line items dedicated to chip-and-seal projects to create a new line dedicated for the council’s use. The line item in the CEDIT budget did not specifically go to the zoo.
First, this can hardly be described as a compromise because the commissioners had no input. Next, what exactly is the point other than to try and show the commissioners that the council has a say too? The council has effectively taken their ball and gone home. Their move will now require the commissioners to go back to the council and request $500k for road work. At the end of the day the council doesn't have the authority to spend the $500k anyway - the commissioners wear the pants so to speak.
The county council needs to stop their political posturing and just get to work...