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County fiscal official worries about future

Nevada County is in good financial shape, but that could change if careful planning isn’t done for the near future.

That was the message from Chief Fiscal Officer Joe Christoffel Tuesday in his 2006-2007 budget outlook for the board of supervisors. The board has been having it’s annual goals and objectives meeting the past two days.

Christoffel said property tax revenues will continue to increase for the next fiscal year, but property transfer tax revenues are now flat. That is a sign that the booming real estate market has slowed and with it, the reliance on growing revenue from property taxes for a growing county.

Christoffel said a swelling jail population and costs are also a concern for the board, as are the increasing costs of county personnel.

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