The Lowndes County Commission did not pass a new budget,
and nobody seems to know or at least be willing to say why,
even though that was
on the agenda for that Tuesday meeting.
Instead, they’ve scheduled a “Special Called Meeting on Friday, June 26, 200, at 9:00 a.m., to consider a resolution to temporarily continue the operation of the 2020 Fiscal Year budget.”
We don’t have the new draft budget, but here’s the general fund expenditure chart from
the old budget they’re extending:
General Fund Expenditures
37.12% + 12.17% = 49.29%
I wonder if this delay has anything to do with sales tax revenues
being way down due to the pandemic,
and nobody really knowing when they might recover?
There’s no video of the meeting, but fortunately the VDT was on the job.
Chris Herbert, Valdosta Daily Times,
24 June 2020,
Lowndes County Commission tables 2021 budget, Continue reading
On the county web pages there’s one about
Where does your money go?
Here’s a pie chart version:
Most of the county budget goes to law enforcement.
This does not include the larger budget of the Lowndes County School Board.
I also don’t think it includes dedicated millage such as the one mil
that goes to the Industrial Authority.
John S. Quarterman