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  • Writer's pictureRoxanne Beltz

What should Polk County do to ensure its budget is balanced?

Updated: Apr 18

It’s essential that the budgeting process involves all departments, considers the economic climate, connects our budget with our regional strategic goals, and engages community members to ensure inclusivity and transparency.


The reality of any municipal budget in Oregon is managing the impacts and limitations of Measure 5 and 50 which have had a significant negative impact on the ability of cities and other local governments to meet the basic service needs of their citizens. To best serve the community, we must consider these limitations and utilize other options, (such as levies), to provide the needed services and still operate under a balanced budget.

Do you want to have a voice in the budgeting process by electing me to Polk County Commissioner? Join the movement:

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