YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma County officials want to know where your priorities lie.
“We definitely want to hear from the public on this,” budget director Joe Flory said.
Flory said the County wants to know what residents hope to see happen over the next ten years. In the fall, responses will be presented to the board of supervisors as they create the County’s ten year budget.
“We don’t want to develop a long term financial plan based on staff’s decisions or what’s important and what’s not. The Board needs to get information about what the community thinks are the most important services the County provides, so the board can direct the long term financial plan accordingly,” Flory said.
Areas up for discussion are health and safety, county resources, customer satisfaction, economic development and public awareness and participation. Anyone can provide input through an online survey, available in English and Spanish. The County will also hold 5 workshops for public comment in August. Some locals hope their responses won’t go unheard.
“We hear a lot of promises in any kind of government, whether it’s municipal, or county, or any kind of government. A lot of times at the bottom, we don’t see any changes,” Yuma County resident David Thomas said.
The online survey will be available through August. The board of supervisors will review the results sometime in the fall.