Only one citizen spoke at the second Budget Hearing 5PM 23 June 2015: Gretchen Quarterman asking for approval of the VLMPO request for funding for a public transportation study. The Chairman said they weren’t going to, and shortly afterwards at their Regular Session they didn’t, although they did approve more than that for a water main subsidy for private developers.
The 5PM meeting was billed on the county’s website as Budget Adoption Meeting and the previous morning by the Chairman as a presentation by the Finance Director. Is it a public hearing if it’s never advertised as a public hearing?
At least the proposed budget is on the county’s website, just not where they previously said it would be. Posted on: May 28, 2015, The Proposed Budget and Presentation is Now Available, Proposed Budget and Presentation See also page images by LAKE.
Here’s a video playlist:
Videos: Budget Public Hearing #2, Lowndes County
Budget Adoption Meeting, Lowndes County Commission (LCC Budget),
Video by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE),
327 N. Ashley St., Valdosta, GA 31601, 23 June 2015.