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Select budget priorities by providing comments through Open Washoe
Media Release
For Immediate Release
Contact: Nancy Leuenhagen

Reno, NevadaApril 5, 2013. Washoe County is asking residents for feedback about balancing available revenue with the needs of various local government services by providing comments online at Open Washoe.

The County's General Fund receives 78 percent of its revenues from property, sales and other taxes. The online survey asks residents to allocate an imaginary $500 to general fund services. The $500 limit represents Washoe County’s available funds for the purpose of the survey so citizens have an opportunity to provide direction on the 2013-14 budget.

Other programs and services of Washoe County that are separately funded and are not the subject of this survey include Regional Animal Services, the County’s golf courses, County water and sewer services, Child Protection and others.  The services identified on the survey are those that are funded by the General Fund and are the services for which prioritization is especially critical.

The survey question is: How would you allocate funds among services for Washoe County's 2013-14 budget?

Click on Post to share your thoughts on the 2013-2014 County budget. The amounts allocated in the current fiscal year's budget are in front of each line item. A description of each service is also provided in alphabetical order.

The open forum is also accessible by texting the word ‘subscribe’ to (775) 835-4540 for the free service. Individuals can make comments, suggestions and read what other community members are saying about a particular issue.

The Washoe County Budget will be heard by the Board of Commissioners on the April 23, 2013 Commission meeting. For additional information, schedules and presentations visit the 2013-2014 budget website