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Published: Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 12:11 PM.

The BOCC will hold its next budget workshop, when commissioners will get a first look at a preliminary budget, at 9 a.m. ET Thursday, July 17.

Commissioner Joanna Bryan suggested commissioners hold the meeting in the evening when the public could attend and provide input but her suggestion had no support.

Yeager noted required public hearings on the budget must be held after 5 p.m., but Bryan countered that those hearings arrive “after the discussions and work have been done.”

Bryan-Butler debate

Bryan’s continued her comments about the ability of the public to have input and understanding on BOCC issues when administrator Don Butler passed out a final contracted price for the building of a new fire house for the White City Volunteer Fire Department.

Bryan said it was “inappropriate” and “unprofessional” for Butler to be placing in front of commissioners an item on which they would be asked to vote within a few minutes.

She said this was an issue she had brought again and again, that such items as how the BOCC spends money or sets policy should be included in the agenda for public awareness and good decision-making.

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