Council Adopts $191 Million FY2015 Budget

Los Alamos County Council voted 5-2 this evening to adopt a $191,378,802 million FY2015 budget. The budget includes several modifications including $250,000 added to economic development for broadband connection for businesses, a 1 percent increase for County salaries, and a 15 percent pay raise as allowed by the state for all elected officials. Council Chair Geoff Rodgers and Councilor David Izraelevitz voted against the proposed budget saying they do not want a salaty raise for Council members. From left, Councilors Fran Berting, Steve Girrens and David Izraelevitz, Council Chair Geoff Rodgers, Council Vice Chair Kristin Henderson and Councilors Pete Sheehey and Rick Reiss. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Department of Public Utilities officials prepare to present their budgets for FY2015-FY2016 this evening to the Los Alamos County Council, from left, DPU Deputy Utilities Manager – Finance Administration Bob Westervelt, DPU Manager John Arrowsmith and Utilities Board Chair Tim Neal. The DPU 2014 Adopted Budget is $81,536,524 and the DPU officials presented a proposed FY2015 budget of $80,720,289, which is a 1 percent decrease and their projected FY2016 budget of $77,963,174, which is a 3 percent decrease. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Information Technology Manager Laura Gonzales in Council Chambers this evening preparing to speak about her department. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Deputy County Manager/Chief Financial Officer Steven Lynne prepares to present to Council this evening the budgets for Administrative Services, which includes Information Management, Finance, Media Services, Accounting, Records Management, Procurement & Materials Managemen and IPRA. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Attorney Rebecca W. Ehler at this evening’s County Council meeting. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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