Peterjohn nominated but didn’t ‘appoint’ Weeks

Sedgwick County Commissioner Karl Peterjohn objected to a WE Blog item Thursday stating that he had “appointed” libertarian blogger Bob Weeks to be on the airport advisory board (the Wichita City Council declined to accept Weeks). Peterjohn said he doesn’t have that authority and that the full County Commission approved the nomination. During the July 10 commission meeting, county counselor Richard Euson said that each county commissioner “has the ability to nominate a member to the airport authority.” Peterjohn made a combined motion including his nomination of Weeks and Commission Chairman Jim Skelton’s nomination of Dave Bayouth. There was no discussion, and the vote was unanimous.