revenues matter in a budget?
Watch the following
video made in May 2009. The County Manager
is questioned and admits the revenues are overstated in the budget, but did
nothing to change it or correct it. He
also admits that the “designated funds” in the revenues have no cash to back
them up after explaining to the commissioners it is legal to use that figure.
Now ask yourself, “Why is this county in
financial trouble?” This kind of double
talk was acceptable during the last term of commissioners.
How did all this
happen? Watch this video made December 7th during the BOC meeting. Comm. Bernard
pleads ignorance. Comm. Bernard just
doesn’t understand how these things happened, and now he says he didn’t want
Darlow Maxwell hired. Comm. Hill sits
back in his chair and says little. Comm. Pennamon now has all the answers how
things should be done but never brought any of this up during the last few
years. Why not?
Three of these
commissioners were on the board when the BOC overspent $1,000,000, used a
reserve of $280,000, and never questioned anything then like, “What are our revenues?” “Are we spending more than we are bringing
We are hoping the
new County Manager will actually know how to report
what the revenues are and keep expenses under that amount. The people of this county don’t need more tax
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