Spokane County Commissioners want to tell you how they're spending your tax dollars

click to enlarge Spokane County Commissioners want to tell you how they're spending your tax dollars
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The Spokane County commissioners announced last month a series of roundtable discussions to review the county's 2018 budget and to look ahead to 2019.

The meeting will be held on three separate occasions and will each touch on a different segment of services the county offers.

Each of the meetings will be held in the commissioners' hearing room, 1026 W. Broadway Ave. The times and topics are:
  • On Sept. 18 at 5:30 pm, discussion will focus on property value and taxation.
  • On Oct. 9 at 5:30 pm, discussion will focus on parks, utilities and roads.
  • On Oct. 16 at 5:50 pm, discussion will focus on public safety and justice.
Commissioners are touting these roundtables as their commitment to transparency about how county tax dollars are spent. Last year, facing a nearly $10 million budget shortfall, commissioners asked all county departments to propose 7 percent in cuts.


"This year, we are on a better financial footing thanks to the adjustments that we made over the last year and a growing economy," Commissioner Al French says in a press release.

Each meeting will be recorded and posted on the county's YouTube channel.

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