Wendell Willard, R - Sandy Springs, retired from the General Assembly in 2018. He also served as city attorney for Sandy Springs. BOB ANDRES /BANDRES@AJC.COM
Q:Why do you think the current fee system is a problem?
A: You have the tax commissioner requiring a personal fee for his services as an elected official. I think that's just improper, and I don't think that was ever the intent.
Q:What is your response to commissioners who claim that fees are necessary due to liability issues?
A: There is no additional liability. If they make a mistake, for the most part those mistakes can all be corrected.
Q:How do you think the Legislature should change the current system?
A: I think one general law would change it. Somebody suggested there may need to be a constitutional amendment. I don't see a need for an amendment because the General Assembly has the authorization to direct what would be the duties of any elected official.