Brian Hamman (Photo: Special to News-Press)
This year has been unlike any before it. Each of us has had to deal with unbelievable challenges, and as a nation, we have faced uncertainty about the future. One thing Lee County residents can be certain about is that their local government will provide them with a balanced budget and will keep their taxes low.
During the past several months, we have seen headlines reporting about multiple cities and states facing multi-billion dollar budget deficits. However, here at home your Board of County Commissioners has remained steadfast in producing a budget that provides financial stability while maintaining a first-class level of service and keeping our major projects on track.
When commissioners began working on the budget for next year, we focused on three core areas; maintaining the level of service