Durham County Commissioner Joe Bowser said he will ask commissioners' Chairman Michael Page to drop an investigation of the Department of Social Services board.
The investigation, which Bowser had suggested in September, would cost too much, he said, and added, "I think what we have here is just a bunch of hot air."
Bowser, the commissioners' liaison to the DSS board, made his surprise announcement during this morning's DSS board meeting.
The commissioners undertook an investigation after allegations of misconduct by commissioners and DSS board members stemming from the firing of former DSS Director Gerri Robinson and her replacement by DSS board member Gail Perry.
The state attorney general's office turned down the county commissioners' request for an investigation, BOCC's and at least one retired judge has turned down the county commissioners' request to investigate.