Geary County Commissioners began their work session on Friday hoping to make reductions in their proposed county budget for 2022. Trish Giordano, Commission Chair, had estimated spending totaling about seven mills of the property tax levy needed to be cut. They reduced about half of that, but she said more needs to be done. "Just have some hard decisions to make but that's what we got elected for."
"We just made suggestions to different departments. Nothing set in stone so I don't want to put anything out there yet and we're going to see what the figures say," said Giordano. More discussion is expected during the county commission Monday and the commission chair indicated another work session would be necessary.
Final approval budget approval occurs later in August.