According to my calculations, the county commissioners have spent around 16 hours publicly discussing elements of the FY 2013-2014 county budget. Close to 6 hours alone have been spent on the budget of the Macon County School System.
They still have a public hearing on the budget (next Tuesday at 6pm) and another possible meeting beyond that.
This article has all the videos of their budget discussions in one place for anyone who cares to sit through something that is an hour and twenty minutes longer (and less entertaining) than The Winds of War Miniseries.
I have written no commentary for this article so that you may make up your own mind regarding the content of the videos and have included copies of the annual budget message by the county manager and the proposed budget so that you may download them and read them for yourself.
Please let your friends know that the entire series of public meetings is available here for them to watch for themselves instead of reading a few paragraphs in the local papers spread out over the course of the last five months.
I will add a video of the public hearing and any other additional public meetings held by the Macon County Commissioners regarding the FY 2013-2014 budget to this article, so bookmark it for future reference.
Mid-Year Retreat January 19, 2013
Part I (1h 44m)
Part II (1h 28m)
Part III (1h 24m)
Joint Meeting between the Macon County Commissioners and the Board of Education (2h 02m) 02-26-2013
Joint Meeting between the Macon County Commissioners and the Board of Education (1h 55m) 04-18-2013
County Manager's Budget Message May 20, 2013 (48m)
Budget Work Session I May 28, 2013 (1h 39m)
Budget Work Session II: Public Safety May 30, 2013 (2h 40m)
Budget Work Session III: Board of Education June 4, 2013 (2h 13m)