Saying he has worked for two years to keep the fiscal burden of the county government off the backs of taxpayers, Barrow County Commission Chairman Danny Yearood told the Barrow County Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday that his job isn’t done.
If anything, he said in his annual State of the County address, the challenge this year and next will be even tougher.
Last year, he said, was marked by rising unemployment rates and decreasing tax revenues as well as bank failures and the continuing mortgage crisis.
Despite additional cutbacks last year, the county is facing today, as it did at the time of last year’s State of the County address, a $1 million budget shortfall that may lead to “unpopular fiscal decisions,” he said.
“We will prosper again,” Yearwood said. “Tax revenue will increase and unprecedented growth will again propel this county to one of the fastest growing counties in the country.”
For the full story, see the March 16 issue of the Barrow Journal.
No, no we will not thrive again. Until minimum sq footage on new construction and responsible leaders are at the helm. Your wrong,sorry. You spend time worried about your veto power and a strip of asphalt for people to use for leisure. Why were you not looking at where we could cut, where we could save and build up reserve funds. Your wrong and at my cost. I worked 2nd jobs for that money, my wife had to do with out to give you that money at gun point. We use no services you provide, I have never called 911, the road dept. doesn't cut my right away. They skip the hill by the road and I have to weedeat it. I have wellwater. Your not Jackson EMC it don't come from you. So don't whine to people saying its tough. It cant lead to unpopular fiscal decisions, you have already made them. So go on keep wasting my money and when I am tired enough I'll move, but the property values are ruined by your agenda so I will make it a rental property that will drag down other values around me. And so the chain begins. Maybe we can compete with Clayton Co. for the most section 8 housing in georgia. That will be a great legacy for a commissioner.
Don't let this moron fool you a second time. All he is doing is reading from some prepared statement that make him sound like he has done something for this county. The man is an egotistical maniac who is so foolish and dumb at the same time. He doesn't know what he is doing. He just figured that the check he has recieved for the last two years without any work to show for will soon disappear, which is why he is positioning himself by believing that we will buy his crap the next time around. Yearwood, news flash. No way this time. You need to figure out how you will make ends meet in less than two years...