June 9, 2016
Folks, you can’t make this stuff up!! During the recent budget process, Gene Trammell said they (the BOC) were worrying over “nickels and dimes.” Watch his comments here:
Trammell not only seems to think the budget is “chump change” but he also doesn’t want to do the heavy lifting and actually look over the line items of each department. He wants the County Manager to do that job. Why not? Then there is always someone else to blame when it doesn’t work out or when a department complains of any cuts.
Isn’t that how this board has operated ever since they took office? Constantly raising taxes and constantly blaming the last BOC, the last County Manager, or someone else for any problem that arises.
The one true job the Board of Commissioners is to set the annual budget. This Board can not even do that. It seems to be too hard for them to understand it, or in Trammell’s case, it takes too much time. He is always in a hurry to get out of the meeting, but yet has plenty of time to spend at the courthouse every day working out of the public eye and behind closed doors.
Here is a visual look at the “proposed” FY17 budget:
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