Alachua County Budget Retreat
Monday was the first time Alachua County Commissioners, county leaders and elected officials got together at the budget board retreat.
For six hours county commissioners and county officials sat in a room trying to figure out what should stay and what should go.
"Local government will not be able to provide the services it used to with the current state imposed statutory requirements," says Randy Reid, Alachua County Manager. "I think it would be hard for the board to adjust to that."
Commissioners did pass a motion to reduce the 12% reduction of the general fund to the state mandated five percent.
By reducing it to five percent, commissioners now can plug revenue back into areas that under the 12% might not have received it.
During the next couple meetings commissioners will decide how reducing the general fund from 12% to 5% will impact the budget.
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