Back in mid october the News-Herald ran an article mentioning that the County Commissioners asked department heads for ideas to save money. The Commissioners also instituted a "soft hire" freeze. The article linked here says that the LAke County 2010 budget is $61 million dollars down from $63 million this year.
There was no impending doom in this article.
Then...last week came...and, your faithful blog discussed an article detailing how Sheriff Dan Dunlap had to slash $900, 000 from the county budget; a jail will be closing, 13 employees laid off, and security at the county court house badly downsized. See the News-Herald article here.
HOW DO WE GO FROM LOOKING FOR COST CUTTING IDEAS AND A "SOFT HIRE" FREEZE TO MILLION DOLLAR CUTS AND LAYOFFS---WITHOUT ANY DISCUSSION FROM OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS????
NO NEWS, NO DISCUSSION, NO NOTHN'!