Daily Archives: July 12, 2011

“Yes!” and “No!” commissioners joke

Sedgwick County Manager William Buchanan didn’t know he was stepping into a comedy club this morning.

At the end of commissioners’ weekly meeting with staff, Buchanan told the board “I need to get an answer from you on something.”

Before knowing what Buchanan was asking about, Commissioner Jim Skelton exuberantly answered “Yes!”

“No!” Commissioner Richard Ranzau retorted.

(Turns out Buchanan was asking about a detail related to public hearings on next year’s budget.)

Ranzau looked at his colleagues, and joked along the lines of “Well, you knew I was going to say ‘no.’ “