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County Holds Budget Hearings This Week

It’s budget season for city and county governments, and the Nevada County Board of Supervisors will be conducting two budget hearings this week. The board meets in open session tomorrow and Wednesday to consider the budget proposal, and make any last-minute changes if necessary. County Chief Financial Officer Martin Polt says expenses total 229 million dollars, up over seven percent from last year. Some of those, though, are one-time expenses…

Listen to Martin Polt 1

Polt says other major expenses are general services and pension payments. He says staffing levels have remained about the same, with only a couple of new full time employees, and those are that the libraries, funding by the passage of Measure A. While the public will have a chance to comment, Polt says he doesn’t really see any areas that might create problems for either the general public, or the board…

Listen to Martin Polt 2

The meetings are tomorrow at 9am, and Wednesday at 10am. The budget is expected to be adopted at their June 20 meeting. The fiscal year starts on July 1.

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