The Boone County Finance Committee hopes to challenge department heads to slash at least $260,000 after the rise in the county’s budget deficit last month.
County Administrator Ken Terrinoni reported a projected deficit of $434,000 Tuesday, including $200,000 incurred at the board’s May meeting when board members blocked a transfer of $200,000 in public safety tax money to the county’s general fund. That money would have served as the second installment of budgeted money transferred to pay for jail operations.
The answers and proposed cuts will be discussed at a special Finance Committee meeting June 29. That’s also when the committee will assess whether it should open its 2010 budget in order to make its own cuts.
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