ECSO proposes $4 million budget cut

Sheriff David Morgan has proposed a reduced budget for 2009-10 – $74,681,845. This is a $4.036 million budget cut, 5.1 percent reduction.

Elimination of Helicopters $800K
Replace Jail Health Contract with in-house service $1.8M
Renegotiate Food Services Contract $100K
Retirements in this year and next fiscal year $816K
Elimination of contracted directors, streamline administration $450K
Elimination of Mediation Plus contract $45K
Elimination of Insurance for County Commissioners paid by ECSO $25K

Sheriff Morgan says his leadership team are looking for more cuts and hopes to see even bigger savings.

FYI The current budget is $78,717,845