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Thurston Commission and Sheriff seek to resolve overspending in 2020

“Thurston County Sheriff John Snaza and Undersheriff Tim Braniff (foreground, facing away) talked about potential next steps in budget management at an agenda-setting meeting Jan. 7, 2020.” Credit: Thurston County (Youtube)

“Thurston Sheriff and commissioners look to curb overspending in the new year”

“The Thurston County Board of Commissioners and Sheriff appeared to start the new year off with a resolution to regroup and move past budget tensions on Tuesday.

“‘It’s not us versus you or us versus the budget or the finances or the community,” commission chair John Hutchings told the sheriff. ‘The community values policing, they value their safety.’

“Last year ended on a fraught note, with the board approving an extra $475,000 to cover overspending in the Sheriff’s Office for law enforcement. Sheriff John Snaza said the department had been transparent about its spending and is ‘underfunded,'” by Sara Gentzler, The Olympian.

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Posted by Steve on January 10, 2020 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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