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County faces tough budget year
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Posted on November 04 2010, 3:06pm by Mark Esper in Local News category
Commissioners work to cut spending.
It’s time for the San Juan County commissioners to talk about their 2011 budget, and it’s not a pretty picture.
“The red flag is we’re spending more than what’s coming in,” County Administrator Willie Tookey told the commissioners last week. “We need to cut $30,000 to $45,000 from the general fund.”
And Tookey warned that the 2012 budget is also likely to be grim, as property values are expected to drop again, particularly at Cascade Village on the county’s southern end.
“If we start making cuts now that aren’t too painful I think we can get through this,” Tookey said.

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Bill on November 15 2010, 4:18pm
If the Town/County actually supported businesses instead of giving out fines for banners...oh nevermind.  The town is too far gone.