Issue Statement

Reduced County tax revenue, driven by the immediate and sharp reduction in the price of oil, challenges our ability to be an effective provider of services.

Our 2017-2020 Strategic Goals are to:

Ensure strong public safety efficacy

Invest in infrastructure that benefits our community most

Deliver and sustain value-added places, programs and service

Grow our economy and create jobs

How does our budget enhance this strategic initiative?

New Sheriff’s academy class to train more deputies

Fully staffing the Fire Department

Workforce enhancement through partnerships, training, and job placement services

County library services will be maintained at their current hours

Funding allocated to the spay and neuter program