TAXPAYERS! It is time for a little clarification to the public and public officials.
Over the past few years, we have had a tremendous budget shortfall that resulted in the previous commissioners being forced to adopt a deficit budget.
According to Wikipedia, a budget (from old French bougette, purse) is a list of all planned expenses and revenues. It is a plan for saving and spending. This deficit budget means that we had to plan to spend about $2 million more than we take in.
Now for clarification, this happened for several reasons.