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tive control under such officers as the county engineer, auditor or clerk.
b. Constitutional change to permit counties to select by popular vote the form of their government from complete forms of organization to be provided by the General Assembly
4. 1930 Legislature provided for continuing commission to draft optional forms of county government, and to study costs and inform the citizens of conditions.
5. 1931 a uniform system of accounting was installed in the counties. State audit of county accounts and records.
C. Report of the Commission on County Government to the General Assembly of Virginia, December, 1931.
1. Pointed out that: a. The chief weaknesses and defects of county government in Virginia "are attributable mainly to the form of organization through which the counties are endeavoring to function."
b. "The governmental machine has broken under the burden of the new demands" for a "higher standard of community life."
c. County government as now constituted in Virginia is complicated, over-elaborate, unduly expensive, and largely removed from popular control.
d. There is no central authority in the county, little or no unifying financial control, no head of the county government.