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I got an e-mail today from Luis Monteagudo, the communications director for County Supervisor Greg Cox. He wanted to clarify something about my post below. The county, he said, might not be cutting off the supervisors’ slush funds.
In your post today, you made it seem like the County Board of Supervisors had already decided to end the Community Projects program. You said it’s “Done. Outsky. Dried Up.”
Just to be clear, the Board has not voted on this yet. When Rob Davis talked to Greg on Election Day about this, Greg was acknowledging that the County, like all governments, is going to be facing harsh economic times and that one of the things that will be looked at is cutting the Community Projects program. But Greg’s quote as it appeared in Rob’s post was “It’s done on an annual basis when there’s surplus revenue. I don’t think there’s going to be surplus revenue next year.”
The Board will be looking at several proposals during the upcoming months as it works on the next budget. But again, no decision has been made yet on any proposals or on Community Projects program.
OK, let me see if I have this straight: The Community Projects program is dependent on surplus revenue. There’s not going to be any surplus revenue. But that doesn’t mean there won’t be a Community Projects program.