County commissioners gave initial approval to a lower tax rate Wednesday for the coming year and said they wanted to see taxes cut even more.
They did not, however, specify where those cuts should come. Instead, they spent much of their meeting talking about things - notably public safety services - they don't want to lose from the budget.
County Administrator Gary Kuhl outlined where his staff already has suggested whacking more than $9-million, with $7-million coming from the proposed $125-million general fund budget.
He also pointed out the interesting wrinkle that much of the savings that taxpayers would see from the general fund cuts are likely to be wiped out by the increasing costs of running the county jail.
Barbara Behrendt, Times staff writer