Now that the election is over, we can turn our attention to the 2016 county budget which must be adopted by Dec. 31.
The proposed Preliminary Budget requires the use of $656,000 from the cash account (which I think of as a “rainy day fund”) to balance the proposed expenditures.
Given the relatively good state of the economy, this is not a good time to reduce our reserve for the next downturn. If you believe in a balanced county budget, tell your elected officials.
San Juan Island