Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Facts on the County Budget

I have reviewed several documents relating to the Hamilton County budget and the real crisis we face. For anyone interested in this process, consider reading the Administrator's Transmittal Letter. This letter is a 22 page summary of the budget situation and can give citizens a good summary of where we are. To view all the budget documents, click here.

Where are we? We are in the midst of a budget nightmare. It is real.

The county is calling for a $31 million reduction in the budget from 2008. This represents an 11% reduction in expenditures by county government.

The Democrats control the county budget. Have they been frugal and watched spending? We'll be watching.