Pierce County departments react to budget cuts
Some Pierce County departments will look a lot different when the calendar turns Jan. 1, 2011.
At its June meeting, the County Board ordered departments to reduce their 2011 budgets by 3.4%.
That figure resulted from reducing the 3% increase on the operating levy the state will allow by $190,000, Finance Director Julie Brickner told the board then.
It would generate $240,000 in additional property taxes, she continued, but required the reduction.