Los Alamos Council Reduces Its Budget By 2 Percent

Los Alamos County Council votes 7-0 to tentatively approve its proposed FY-2016 budget. This evening marks the second night of hearings on the County’s FY-2016 proposed budget. Council members from left, Susan O’Leary, Steven Girrens, Vice Chair David Izraelevitz, Chair Kristin Henderson, Rick Reiss, Pete Sheehey and James Chrobocinski. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

The Los Alamos County Council tentatively approved this evening its FY-2016 proposed budget FY-2016 proposed budget, which reflects a 2 percent decrease from its FY-2015 adopted budget of $381,121 to $374,428 in the FY-2016 proposed budget.

The Council’s budget amounts to 1 percent of the County’s General Fund. The significant decrease in its proposed FY-2016 budget is due to a reduction in the contingency to $10,000 and other smaller reductions in other professional services.

The County Council is the legislative and policy making body of the County and is directly responsible to the general public. It is vested with all powers and authority granted to counties and municipalities and their governing bodies by the constitution and statutes of the State of New Mexico, except as otherwise provided for in the charter, and is charged with all duties and obligations imposed on counties and municipalities and their governing bodies by the constitution and statutes of the State of New Mexico.

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