2008 budget set for ACHD road projects
Commissioners opt to delay several higher-ranked projects, angering Meridian mayor.
Ada County Highway District Commissioners Wednesday approved an $88.7 million budget for next year that did not include about $17 million worth of road projects they opted to delay.
They also agreed to a 10 percent pay raise for themselves and to cap the amount of their expense account purchases without authorization from $100 to $150. . .
Housing slump leaves Ada permitting agency in the red
Development Services is making cuts to erase all but $300,000 of a $1.7 million budget shortfall.
The Ada County Development Services Department, the agency that processes construction-related applications and permits, is taking steps to solve an expected $1.7 million revenue shortfall by Sept. 30.
Thanks to a tumble in the local real estate market, the department's projected $5.3 million in revenues stands at only $3.6 million with only a little more than a month left in the fiscal year.
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