Monday, September 29, 2008

Spending Slows - Kinda

The Sun reports that HoCo exec Ken Ulman is putting the brakes on some spending, though he's yet to sound the alarm like others in the region:

Ulman has reserved until March $6 million in capital budget cash intended for road and parking lots resurfacing programs and maintenance, and is leaving 60 county jobs unfilled. Except for uniformed public safety jobs, Ulman said, no new vacancy will be filled without a detailed review by Lonnie Robbins, the county chief administrative officer, and Raymond S. Wacks, the budget director.

"We may get to the point where we just shut everything down," Ulman said of hiring.

The executive has also asked county department heads to slow spending, he said, though he has not given them specific limits.

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