59.52 (32) Research department.
In any county with a population of 750,000 8
or more, the board may enact an ordinance creating a department in county 9
government to provide independent and nonpartisan research services for the board 10
and the county executive. The department may not consist of more than 4.0 full-time 11
equivalent positions. Employees of the department shall be hired and supervised by 12
the comptroller, and shall serve at the pleasure of the comptroller. Such a 13
department shall respond to requests for services from the board and the county
executive. The authority to create a department under this subsection may not be 2
exercised after the county board enacts its budget for the 2017 fiscal year.".
59.53 (24) Government relations.
In any county with a population of 750,000 6
or more, if the county has an office of intergovernmental relations or a department 7
or subunit of a department that provides lobbying services for the county, that office, 8
department, or subunit shall employ one individual who is responsible for 9
representing the interests of, and reports to, the county executive and one individual 10
who is responsible for representing the interests of, and reports to, the county 11
"(d) Any costs associated with a department created under s. 59.52 (32).
(e) Space rental that is attributable to the county board.".