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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Karen Valenzuela, Thurston County Commission Chair, 360-786-5440
Cliff Moore, Thurston County Manager, 360-786-5440

Thurston Commissioners Extend 2015 Budget Comment Period
Extension lasts through October 24

OLYMPIA - After hearing from constituents at a public hearing Monday evening, Thurston County Commissioners have extended the deadline for comment on the preliminary 2015 county budget. County residents now have through Friday, October 24 to comment on next year's spending plan.

Thurston County Commission Chair Karen Valenzuela says the additional comment period is warranted after a citizen pointed out that the on-line version of the preliminary budget had some problems. "Apparently, some figures in the on-line budget document displayed improperly, making it hard to understand those parts of the budget. County staff are revising the tables and we want to make sure people have time to review the corrected budget and comment if they would like."

Revisions should be completed by the close of business on October 10 and at that point, the on-line budget book will be posted on the county web site at - http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/budget/

There are several ways to make comments-

  • By mail at- 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Olympia, WA, 98502, Attn. Commissioners
  • By phone- 360-786-5440
  • By Email- tcbocc@co.thurston.wa.us (Reaches all three commissioners)

Commissioners will review input as it is received and a work session is scheduled for the afternoon of Monday, October 27 to discuss any possible modifications to the proposed budget. The Board of County Commissioners is planning to adopt the 2015 budget on October 28.



County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3