Planning director: Budget not cut |

Planning director: Budget not cut

Last week’s talk about a $220,000 cut in the Community Development Agency’s $1.5 million budget isn’t really a budget cut after all, Nevada County officials say.

Planning Director Mark Tomich told the Planning Commission about the reported cut Feb. 14.

Tuesday, Tomich said the $220,000 budget reduction is due to a shortfall in projected revenues halfway through the current fiscal year.

“We overestimated our revenues this year in anticipation of fee increases and higher case volumes, which didn’t materialize at the level anticipated,” Tomich said.

To make ends meet for the remainder of the fiscal year that ends June 30, Tomich said, his department will realign expenses to conserve funds as much as possible.

“But we don’t anticipate a cut in services,” Tomich said.

The Community Development Agency includes the building, planning, code enforcement and environmental health departments.

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