A proposal for a 345-million dollar bond sale to pay for Washtenaw County's unfunded liabilities will move forward more deliberately than originally intended. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, The Board of Commissioners Ways and Means Committee last night pulled the item from it's agenda to allow more time for public input.
In an effort to fully fund pension and retiree health care costs, Washtenaw County will explore the possibility of a significant bond sale. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, the first step in the process will be tonight's meeting of the Ways and Means Committee of the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners.
On Thursday, listen to Morning Edition with David Fair for a full wrap-up of the meeting.
For the first time ever, Washtenaw County officials will be preparing a four-year budget proposal. County commissioners voted 7 to 2 Wednesday night in favor of a resolution directing the county's administration to develop a quadrennial budget. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Before Michigan's right-to-work law takes effect later this month, the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners has approved new long-term contracts with nearly all of the unions representing county workers. Similar policy for non-union employees has been set as well. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Washtenaw County officials expect another drop in delinquent property taxes this year. Later this week, county commissioners are expected to approve an annual resolution to establish the delinquent tax revolving fund. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Washtenaw County's Board of Commissioners Ways and Means Committee has approved a resolution opposing the state's right-to-work legislation, and calling on the county to enter into early negotiations to extend union security provisions before the RTW law takes effect. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.