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League holding workshop

By Staff | Oct 23, 2015

In the coming months, the Jefferson County Commission will decide how to spend millions of tax payer dollars.

On Thursday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m., the League of Women Voters of Jefferson County will sponsor a forum on the County Commission budget process in the county commission meeting room. Topics include how the budget for Jefferson County is prepared, the timeline for adoption, the role of citizen input and key budget issues facing the county.

The agenda includes comments from Tim Stanton, former county finance officer, on past trends in the budget. Michelle Pombo, finance director for the County Commission, will address current issues, the potential effect of recent state cuts on the budget and how citizens may access the budget.

County commissioners will present their thoughts on what the key budget issues will be in the coming year and beyond. Commissioners Dale Manuel, Patsy Noland, Walt Pellish and Jane Tabb have confirmed thus far.

After the formal agenda, members of the audience will be invited to ask questions.

The League believes providing information about the budget process will promote more citizen interest and involvement in this critical aspect of county government.

The League of Women Voters works to encourage informed and active participation in the democratic process through voter registration, education and promotion of fair, active and open government. The League of Women Votes of Jefferson County neither supports not opposes candidates but is engaged in local, state and national issues of importance to our community. Please explore our website lwv-jcwv.org/, attend our forums, and become a member.