At one point, Commissioner
"I know you want to pit me against one group against another group and get mad at me," Campione said. "What we're cutting is an over-inflated budget."
After hours of sometimes heated discussion, including Commissioner
Their efforts resulted in
"I believe that the lowest millage [tax] rate increase we can get by with is the best way to go," Commissioner
Commissioners agreed Tuesday to leave Sheriff
"We couldn't ask for a better partner [Borders] in managing money over the past several years," commission Chairman
"I realize that it's a tremendous millage [tax] increase," Heath said. "However, given the [budget] hole that
Campione insisted she didn't want to raise the tax rate, period.
"I don't think they're [residents] very happy," she said. "Everybody wants to talk about economic development. The No. 1 decision you could make for economic development for
But several commissioners warned that there would be consequences by deferring projects.
"All three of those options use the same philosophy that got us in this hole," Cadwell said.
He said commissioners are responsible for 300,000 people in Lake "and we have to be a body that is representative of those 300,000 people. And we can't continue to do it by funding the way we have."
Commissioners set the tentative tax rate for fiscal year 2014-15, which starts
Commissioners will present changes to the proposed tax-rate increase at the first of two public hearings at
"We made a lot of cuts, more than I thought we would get to," Conner said. "The pitchforks will be here on the 9th."
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