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Editorial: Smart budgeting key in public safety planning


May 10, 2016

Once again, it’s budget time.

That’s why The New Era, particularly this week’s edition, has been heavy on reports of local budget committees making decisions on how the city, school district and fire and ambulance district are going to spend our tax money this year.

That’s also why we’re voting on the only truly local issue facing Sweet Home-area voters in the primary election that ends May 17, next Tuesday: the Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District’s request for a six-year $1.575 million bond.

Let’s talk about that first, and then we’ll discuss the city Budget Committe...

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