County Administrator Discusses Belt Tightening Measures

Los Alamos County Administrator Harry Burgess, third from right, explains to Council that it’s prudent to anticipate less GRT revenue likely coming to the County from Los Alamos National Laboratory in the coming years and to look ahead for ways to reduce costs. He would like to see the current Council hold off on some of the multi-million dollar projects where possible and has scheduled a mid-year budget review for the Jan. 29 Council meeting. He told Councilors that there is enough reserve funding to carry the County through three budget cycles but wants to find ways to conserve money where appropriate. The County is not under a hiring freeze right now, Burgess said, adding that “it is cold – but it isn’t frozen.” Photo by Carol A. Clark/

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