Canyon County Clerk Chris Yamamoto suggested nearly $2 million dollars in reduction in the county’s operating budget and a property tax freeze for the upcoming fiscal year.
The clerk on Monday presented his budget proposal for fiscal year 2021, which starts Oct. 1st. His recommendation is a $102 million budget, a reduction from last year’s $104 million budget.
The Idaho Press reports, the decrease comes from removing funding for 12 full-time county positions and an overall decrease in the personnel budget.
Yamamoto is also suggesting not taking the allowable 3% increase in property tax or the $2.1 million in new construction increase. He is suggesting the county participate in Gov. Brad Little’s CARES Act public safety funding.