Marin County adopts $437M budget, $17...

Marin County adopts $437M budget, $17.6M for capital improvementsE

There are 11 comments on the Marin Independent Journal story from Jul 28, 2010, titled Marin County adopts $437M budget, $17.6M for capital improvementsE. In it, Marin Independent Journal reports that:

Marin County supervisors adopted a $437 million spending program Wednesday for fiscal 2010-11, including a $17.6 million capital improvement plan to pay for projects ranging from fire protection at the county auditorium to a fish passage at Arroyo Creek.

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Screw me again

San Jose, CA

#2 Jul 28, 2010
The county has a 97 million dollar reserve fund.
What are they saving it for?
They sure don't talk about it.
Good point Dick

San Rafael, CA

#3 Jul 28, 2010
Nels, thanks for providing details on the budget.

This item seems to have gotten under my skin: "At the same time, the budget statement notes, the county is proceeding with an emergency operations facility. The first phase of the facility could cost more than $60 million, with the whole project topping $100 million."

Will this facility house those who got axed from the County? After all being homeless is an emergency.

Mill Valley, CA

#4 Jul 28, 2010
Urge Huffman and Leno to bring up state bank creation and our funding problems will disappear like North Dakotas

Danville, CA

#5 Jul 29, 2010
What I don't see listed in this article is money set aside for the legal battles coming out of past decisions and future policies.

Oh, and the half a million for a fish passage at Castro better not screw up the creek like the last couple of "fish/creek improvements" have...

The citizens are done with the "give it now" mentality; and any measures brought to the ballot had better not count any dollars too quickly.

I hope the Supervisors notice the ever increasing number of vacant commercial properties throughout the county ... any money in the budget for improving business operations?

Cape Coral, FL

#6 Jul 29, 2010
contractor wrote:
Urge Huffman and Leno to bring up state bank creation and our funding problems will disappear like North Dakotas
North Dakota's budget surplus, low unemployment and economic boom have got nothing to do with their state bank, and everything to do with higher energy/commodity prices. The thing is even if we had a major oil/gas field like the Williston Basin in Marin do you really think Marin residents would allow it to be developed?
Spoiled Child

Novato, CA

#7 Jul 29, 2010
The government is like a spoiled child with their 700 million dollar unfunded pension system. Taxes will have to be raised and fees will have to skyrocket. The spending, the dreams, the needs, will never end.


#8 Jul 29, 2010
I remember (not too many years ago) the spending in Marin was $180 million. I'll bet Marin spending outpaces inflation by 2/1. And remember, population has just crept up.

It's impossible to keep that kind of spending up in the long term. What have we gotten for these tremendous increases? The county is pretty much the same as it was 15 years ago. Roads are no better, etc.
Alex Lundberg

San Rafael, CA

#9 Jul 29, 2010
What about people with preexisting Conditions that have no help from state or federal municipalities? WE NEED HELP OR WE WILL NEEDLESSLY DIE. If we are given the proper help that we deserve and have earned, we will be able to join the workforce, educational force, and become much needed leaders, given what we had to overcome.

Thank you for your time.


Alex Lundberg
Alex Lundberg

San Rafael, CA

#10 Jul 29, 2010
Worrying about rent, bills, and other financial concerns all become petty when placed in our situation. We have all your billss and have to pay full price for medical care, the $20 aspirin situation. So there is a large cheese tray over their for all of you.


Los Altos, CA

#11 Jul 29, 2010
so the other $420,000,000 goes where??....pensions?...benefit s??....retirements??...medical ??....entitlements???....

despite the post, i am from marin and have been robbed by theses thieves for decades
More Than Meets The Eye

Ojai, CA

#12 Jul 29, 2010
Beware of the words "vision Plan." I swear I think that they all sit around and come up with everything that they "envision" in the future. Then they work from that list to decide what "they" what to spend our money on in the future. A lot of the time it is not what needs to be done NOW!!!

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