October 07, 2009
to look at next year’s budget…and the view, once again, isn’t pretty.
"margin: 0in 0in 0pt">
million dollars. What they found was a likely budget deficit much larger…likely closer to 1.5 million
style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: Verdana">In an interview with KOHO’s Clint Strand, Commissioner Keith
Goehner says while they were conservative in their revenue forecasts, tax returns were even more dismal than
style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: Verdana">When it comes to cuts, county staff has been there, done
that…many offices had to slash budgets during last year’s money crunch. For most of those
offices, the cuts came through axing unfilled positions and improving departmental efficiencies…this year,
Goehner said the cuts may hurt more.
"margin: 0in 0in 0pt">County officials will continue their
budget hearings with individual departments through the rest of the month, and then will start to evaluate in
November where…and how much…each department will have to