DeKalb County, GA, July 22, 2015 – The Post Reports – DeKalb County District 1 Commissioner Nancy Jester voted against the 2015 Mid-Year Budget that was passed Tuesday. In the following commentary, she explains why.
From Commissioner Jester:
“I voted against the 2015 Mid-Year DeKalb County Budget.
It is evident that some of the elected leaders and bureaucrats in DeKalb government have little recognition for what constitutes competent service delivery and prudent financial management.
The mid-year budget continues bloating government, does nothing to reduce to size of the bureaucracy, and raises the millage rate for the General Fund even though property assessments have greatly increased. Clearly, DeKalb…is going in the wrong direction.
In addition to the already bloated proposal, the administration sent the Board of Commissioners a budget with even higher levels of spending, less than 24 hours before our vote.
I cannot support a bloated budget, poor basic service delivery, increased millage rates, and last minute un-vetted budget additions. All of these factors have led DeKalb to the poor status it holds today. I will continue to speak out and vote against these practices and habits. I hope that you will join me and let your voice be heard.
– Commissioner Nancy Jester”