BOCC raises tentative millage

Published: Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 09:54 AM.

The amount is more than double the full-year pledge to the former Economic Development Council prior to the formation of the EDA.

“Why would we fund this amount for economic development?” Bryan wondered. She had earlier in the week asked that the proposed economic development department budget be pulled from a meeting agenda for additional analysis.

“We’ve cut important services to the people of our county,” she continued. “We cut a lot of things that important to the people in the county.

“As you know I was against our taking back economic development. Government can’t carry the full weight of economic development. There has to be private (participation).”

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