Live within the budget

Published: Sunday, January 15, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, January 14, 2006 at 9:31 p.m.
Recently the mail brought the Alachua County Calendar/Annual Report, which included a mail-in survey card. One of the multiple-choice questions (#4) asked how transportation improvements should be funded.
Interestingly, every one of the answer choices involved increased taxation. There was no provision for the obvious choice: reduction of existing programs to free up funds for more important uses. It appears that our county elected officials and managers can't, or won't, govern within a budget.
Bureaucracies grow, and grow, and grow...
Paul Lefebvre, Gainesville

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