It's odd that this aspect of the Coroner/Medical Examiner controversy is not being discussed.
What the public is made to believe is that one of the County's ELECTED Coroners has not been doing his job properly, has caused problems because of it, and that this is why we need to go to a Medical Examiner system.
WHO IS THE DEFAULTING CORONER?
Is it not odd that for all the controversy we, the voters, do not know who this person is? That we, the voters, are being denied the opportunity to throw this person out of office ourselves? Usually no one pays attention to the coroner's election because there is no controversy. Well now there is.
We can debate the merits of Coroner vs Medical examiner all day. What we should not be debating is giving the public a say in this process .... but there is no debate. The decision which has been THE PUBLIC'S for generations is simply being taken from us by the Board of Legislators and the County Executive.
This needs to go to a referendum.