County Commission Briefed on Budget Recommendations

[VIDEO] The Mason County Commission was briefed on recommendations from last year’s Citizens’ Advisory Budget Committee as well as the 2014 recommendations from the Mason County Public Safety and Criminal Justice Task Force. The Monday morning briefing was a repeat of the briefing last week.

Both groups recomend a multi-year property tax levy lid lift, a County-wide Metropolitan Park District, a criminal justice levy and/or a public safety sales tax as well as a permanent shift from the County Road Levy to the General Fund.

The County Commission could move forward with one or two of the recommedations. The questions now are which ones and when since several of them require voter approval. Those measures must be on a primary or general election ballot.

Another briefing will be scheduled next Monday.