County Executive Anthony Holt has been under fire recently regarding the County Commission's vote to raise taxes. He has spoken at several meetings around the county laying out the specifics. Today, he put it in writing.
He makes a REALLY important statement to those who are angry about the tax increase.
"The majority of these expenses were budgeted and committed to by our previous “fiscally responsible” County Commission with no attempt made to increase revenue or make corresponding reductions in the county’s budget, leaving our newly elected Commissioners holding the bill."
In other words, a budget that INSISTED upon additional revenue was approved by the previous commission and they did NOTHING to address the fact that tens of millions of dollars would be needed to fulfill that budget.
Read Mr. Holt's article here.