Ada County's proposed budget for fiscal year 2009-2010 is now online, in advance of a public hearing tomorrow night. You can review the details of next year's budget before heading to the courthouse Tuesday evening, July 21, at 6 p.m. for the hearing.
The budget represents an 11 percent, or $22 million cut from the current year, much of which comes from:
• A 50-percent reduction in training and travel except when required to maintain professional
• A total of 55 staff reductions from the beginning of FY 2009. The county has eliminated 59
positions, but the FY 2009-10 budget calls for the addition of three employees in the Ada County
Sheriff’s Office and an additional Prosecuting Attorney’s Office employee.
• The consolidation of Ada County’s Public Information Department which reduces the county’s FY
2009-10 budget by approximately $150,000 (See additional information below)
• A moratorium on all maintenance and operation costs including major capital expense projects
That list, of course, comes from Ada County spokeswoman Laura Wylde, who is still, sending out press releases for the county. Her former boss, Rich Wright, was reassigned as the head of the county Administrative Services a few weeks ago and his department will take over public information duties in the proposed budget.