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San Joaquin supervisors consolidate several county departments

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Posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 10:15 am, Wed Jan 30, 2013.

Intended to improve efficiency and eventually tighten San Joaquin County's financial belt, the Board of Supervisors eliminated four departments and consolidated them with four others.

The changes were made due to a projected $63 million shortfall in the county budget by the 2014-15 fiscal year. It will eliminate four stand-alone departments and department heads.

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  • Doug Chaney posted at 11:04 am on Thu, Apr 28, 2011.

    Doug Chaney Posts: 1232

    If only Lodi city government were as efficient as the SJ county board of supervisors, they could merge many services and eliminate additional administrative costs by using one entity rather than scattered departments that require additional high paid administrators. Some services, such as the city staff billing garbage services for Waste Management, should be eliminated completely so staff can concentrate on city issues and eliminate some cases of overtime that are not necessary due to staff spending time billing for an outside billion dollar corporation, Waste Management.

  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 9:33 am on Thu, Apr 28, 2011.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    "Why are we fixing something that's not broken?" Ornellas asked...

    He must be joking... not broken?... great move to save money by consolidation... Hope Mr Ornellas sees it in his heart to do what is right and stop being a politician... What is right is to save money even if it means he is uncomfortable politically.



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