RE: Release of the County Executives FY10 Executive Budget

11/16/2009 12:01:00 PM



We are looking forward to a cooperative working relationship between the Legislature and the Administration. In this climate of cost saving and economic cautiousness, nothing is off the table. The County must – and will – continue to look for creative ideas for service delivery and additional savings. 


The financial crisis has forced all of us in government to assess our priorities, so that going forward we can continue to minimize the impact that cuts will have on essential services.  Through this series of oversight meetings, we are demonstrating both how serious this process is and how committed the Board of Legislators is in helping shape the important decisions that will be made over the coming weeks. 


It’s imperative that we take a responsible approach to balancing our budget.  We must make sure we protect the county’s quality of life, and ensure that we continue to move in the right direction.