Thursday, February 19, 2009

Doug Duncan’s Budget Record

Former County Executive Doug Duncan’s call for zero-based budgeting reminds us that he had a substantial role in formulating county budget policy for a long time. From the county’s FY07 and FY09 budget reports, here is a history of government spending and employee work years from FY98 on. (Click on the images for larger views.)

The county’s property tax charter limit was broken in FY 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2009. The first three breaks occurred during the Duncan administration.