$300,000 choices

According to Mark O’Brien’s column, ECAT needs $300,000 to stay in operation two more months. That figure – $300K – has popped up a lot lately. The County Commission gave Sheriff McNesby $300,000 to continue his work in Brownsville. Judge Shackelford’s decision to keep Leonard Black in jail has cost the county $330,000. So $300K decisions and choices abound – but is the commission making the right choices?

The raises for county employees that the county commission approved last fall cost us $290,000 a month.