Letter: Solution for budget

May. 10, 2014 @ 11:01 PM

To the editor:

The county manager’s budget message includes a new $203,000 expenditure.

On page 12 of the budget message is the official word, the water project is not self-sufficient, requiring property taxes to fund the water project. The commissioners made the political decision to risk property owners’ tax dollars to build a water system without the required 80 percent commitment for the loan’s approval.

Now all property owners, city and county, must pay for that political decision.

The commissioners can avoid the new expenditure by simply reducing the governing body’s requested expenditures to zero and lowering administrative office supplies by $2,830.

Michael Bobbitt