When Ron Kitchen Jr. abruptly adjourned the Citrus County Commission meeting on Feb. 23, he was sending a message.
Kitchen, the board chairman, had just battled with Commissioner Scott Adams over what Kitchen believed was Adams making unfounded allegations against the county staff. Repeatedly, Kitchen asked Adams to stop. Adams would not, and the county commission adjourned the meeting early.
It was an unprecedented action, and Kitchen didn’t want a repeat.