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Commissioners wrong to target Buchanan

Sedgwick County Manager William Buchanan has proved his ability and professionalism over 18 years of outstanding service. He has earned the respect of the business community, labor leaders and his peers around the country. If Commission Chairman Kelly Parks and Vice Chairwoman Gwen Welshimer are unhappy with Buchanan's proposed 2010 budget, including his recommendation to close the Kansas Coliseum and its pavilions as of February, they should work with him toward changes. They should not vote to fire him, which apparently is the subject of a County Commission executive session Wednesday.