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Why is the ball being dropped in our local governments’ oversight?
Sheriff asks County Commission to cover $500,000 in overspending,
Yelm council to approve $363,375 in unauthorized Splash Park overages.

Yelm’s Splash Park
Credit: City of Yelm

“Thurston Sheriff expects to overspend budget by $500,000”

“The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office expects to overspend its roughly $19.8 million budget for law enforcement this year by more than $500,000 — and it’s requesting the Board of County Commissioners cover that overspending out of the county’s general fund balance.

“It’s the biggest request from the Sheriff for law enforcement overspending that Assistant County Manager Robin Campbell has seen in her nearly 10 years at the county.”

“Assistant County Manager Campbell confirmed that officials have known ‘for some time that the Sheriff was overspending his budget, but no action has been taken,'” by Sara Gentzler, The Olympian. Read more

Yelm’s city council set to approve $363,375 in unauthorized Splash Park/playground cost overruns

The Yelm city council agenda of December 10th has the motion to approve the splash park and playground’s unauthorized cost overruns. Councilor Carmody said on her Facebook page, “We had a presentation [Dec. 3] on the 2019-2020 budget amendments, which includes the splash park/playground overages [$363,375]. While we weren’t super happy about it, we had to balance the budget.” Click here for more on this issue.

  • In other city business set for Dec. 10th, the council is slated to approve Ordinance No. 1057 Amending Title 18 YMC Unified Development Code with changes to the city’s small-cell broadband (5G) and affordable housing codes. Read more

Bottom line: Why is the ball being dropped in our local governments’ spending authority oversight?

Posted by Steve on December 9, 2019 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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