County commissioners, who are scheduled to vote on the budget July 11, said they appreciated hearing Thurmond’s spending overview.
“Let it be clear to everyone who sits here today: This entire board supports an increase for first responders,” said Commissioner Greg Adams, a former DeKalb police officer.
Among Thurmond’s priorities:
- Reducing pay disparities among public safety employees
- Ensuring the county government spends less than its income, ending a $25 million deficit that was built into the annual budget passed in February
- Demolishing several burnt-out buildings at the Brannon Hill condo complex near Memorial Drive
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