I am always amazed at the public when they jump on the current board of supervisors as they make decisions that are in the best interests of the taxpayers—those who elected them to ensure their tax dollars are spent for actual need and at reasonable cost.
The last board meeting was an example of policy versus blanket movement of unspent appropriations in the school operating budget of the prior year’s funding to the schools’ capital improvement program for the current fiscal year.
If this were to occur annually on either side of the government budget process, then spending would become uncontrollable. Unspent funds, those appropriated funds not obligated by the end of the expired fiscal year, revert to the people’s general fund in the new fiscal year. The vote was on policy that was lost on the ears of the public, not about providing left-over budget funds for transfer to the new appropriation of the current fiscal budget.
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