Fiscal Responsibility

Nevada County is fiscally dependent on State and Federal funding and grants to meet minimum Core Services requirements. To take steps towards ensuring Nevada County will be recession resilient when State and Federal Funding is pulled back, Michael supports the Grand Jury’s recommendation to update the antiquated Auditor-Controller’s software to make it easier to audit expenses and plan the yearly budget. He also supports updating antiquated accounting systems being used by the Human Resource Office to allow for better tracking of departmental and staff time in relation to individual projects.

Michael is also dedicated to sound management of taxpayer dollars in the General Fund and has noticed permitting fees as well as Senior Staff member’s total financial compensation packages have nearly doubled in the past eight years. As a member of the Board, he will not vote to raise or create any new Community Development Agency fees or County taxes, and prior to voting to approve any further salary or benefit increases for Nevada County Senior Staff, will request a full review of Senior Staff members’ total compensation packages to compare how they stack up against neighboring counties with comparable populations. In the meantime, he’s already started his own research, which you can view HERE.