Bill 2011-69 Adopting the 2012 Lehigh County Budget and Amending the Job Classification and Pay Plans for Consistency with 2012 Budget.
Commissioner Echart proposed 2 Amendments to the Budget, both of which would return additional monies to the tax payers and reduce the Millage rate. However the Administration wants to increase the amount of money the County has in reserve from 19 Million to 25 Million. On both of these amendments the vote was as follows.
Yes: Tom Creighton, Percy Dougherty,Glenn Echart,Andy Roman. All Republicans
No: Gloria Hamm,William Hensell,David Jones,Danial McCarthy. All Democrats
The deciding vote reminded me of last years Budget Vote, when taxes were increased 16%.
Dean Browning voted No again.