Pinellas County chief proposes $70 million in cuts
CLEARWATER — At least $70 million would be cut and 367 full-time county jobs eliminated next year according to a budget proposal by Pinellas County Administrator Robert LaSala.
LaSala has been privately briefing county commissioners this week about the reductions to balance the 2010 budget. But he declined to release the 51-page proposal (Download Reduction Template - 5-14-09) until the Times pressed for it as a public record.
The spending cuts would hit a wide swath of programs — from health care to public works to economic development to parks.
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-- David DeCamp, Times staff writer