Lee county government commissioners balanced budget chairman Brian Hamman

Brian Hamman, Special to The News-Press
Published 6:30 a.m. ET Sept. 27, 2020

Brian Hamman (Photo: Special to News-Press)

This year has been unlike any before it.  Each of us has had to deal with unbelievable challenges, and as a nation, we have faced uncertainty about the future.  One thing Lee County residents can be certain about is that their local government will provide them with a balanced budget and will keep their taxes low.

During the past several months, we have seen headlines reporting about multiple cities and states facing multi-billion dollar budget deficits.  However, here at home your Board of County Commissioners has remained steadfast in producing a budget that provides financial stability while maintaining a first-class level of service and keeping our major projects on track.  

When commissioners began working on the budget for next year, we focused on three core areas; maintaining the level of service

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