Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Ada County pop quiz

Posted By on Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 3:38 PM

Well don't we feel kinda dumb?

We just took Ada County's online budget survey and were dismayed to find the first half was a pop quiz on the operations of county government ... something we are supposed to know something about.

Here's a hint: Before you take the survey, read the two page annual report we made fun of last week. And be prepared to set some budget. It does not take long and is kind of fun (you can bankrupt the Sheriff if you like)!

Here is a refresher on the current year's budget which, again, we should have reviewed before taking the test.

Ada County commissioners have a tough job this year, anticipating a $2 million shortfall in revenues, just as the City of Boise and the State of Idaho are dealing with shortfalls.

The budget survey will be live until April 2 and the 2010 budget is scheduled to be set July 23, with a public hearing two days prior.


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