LE SUEUR —
He said the two major budgetary categories in county government — transportation and human services — will continue to challege county boards, and he brings no particular agenda to either category, though he’d like to address the ongoing impacts of sand and gravel transport on District 3 roads.
On the budget front, he said Le Sueur County, like all fiscally strapped local government units, is at the point where further cuts jeopardize the effectiveness of key county services.
“Any ‘fat’ that existed in the system is long gone, and in having to make future cuts we’ll be doing damage to the actual ‘muscle and bone.’”
He said as commissioner he’d work with legislative representatives to maintain and strengthen funding mechanisms that are in place, taking care to improve efficiencies in ways that don’t jeopardize key services to local commerce, the aging general population and the most vulnerable among us.
District 3 includes the city of Le Sueur and the townships of Tyrone and Derrynane.