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Batten down in tight times

If it were not for Sue Horne, the only fiscal conservative on the BOS, we would not have known about this retreat.



Mr. Gaebler referred to a corporation with a $125,000,000 budget not taking a few days off for some planning and coordination. This is understood and necessary to keep activities between departments running smoothly to achieve the same goals. But in times of fiscal shortfalls, adjustments must be made.




Mr. Gaebler stated that this expense was approved in his budget. Maybe it was, but budgets need to be adjusted as income changes. One of our free-spending supervisors, Mr. Van Zant, made a statement: “I’ll invest $30,000 to get back $5,000,000 any day,” referring to the savings our county supposedly made. It is obvious that these two men have never had to write checks out of their own bank account for a payroll.

I have owned my own company and worked for a couple of very large international corporations. The large corporations would have annual planning meetings, retreats, etc. When business was good, we would go to resorts or retreat facilities. When our business was slow, we would hold our meetings at the corporate headquarters. Mr. Gaebler referred to our county government and services as a $125,000,000 corporation. I suggest that he and the BOS, become more fiscally aware of unnecessary expenditures for our corporation/county which is paid for by the stockholders/taxpayers. If this irresponsibility continues, you will see the stockholders/taxpayers installing new leadership in our corporation/county.

Jeff S. Heilmann

Nevada City


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