Commission chairman Kelly Parks: ‘You may be surprised’

In responding to some people who have e-mailed him to show their support for Sedgwick County manager William Buchanan, commissioner Kelly Parks has responded that they may not know all the facts.

The Eagle e-mailed Parks asking to elaborate, to which he replied “You may be surprised.”

Sources say that Parks and commissioner Gwen Welshimer hope to fire Buchanan today during an executive session after the board’s regular meeting. Neither Parks nor Welshimer have commented. The agenda for the executive session says that the board will meet for personnel matters related to non-elected staff.

Commissioner Karl Peterjohn likely would be the swing vote on a decision to fire or keep Buchanan.