Mendocino Budget Looking Better

Mendocino County CEO Carmel Angelo says the county’s financial crisis is nearly over, and she’s encouraging leaders to look at how the county operates in the future with a big-picture view. She says there’s going to be more focus on policy issues, and less on operations and the budget, which is the way it should be. Among those policies, Angelo says the board must address, pension and health care costs. She also says the county needs to continue to reduce its costs, in part, by continuing to look for ways to consolidate services. Angelo also says to look for economic development to improve the county’s budget in 2014 and beyond, as local legislators take steps to attract industry and other business to Mendocino County.