Meeting Public Comments

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A bill for an act relating to emergency management services and emergency medical services and including applicability provisions.(Formerly SF 352, SF 41; See SF 2426.)
Subcommittee members: Klimesh-CH, Driscoll, Quirmbach
Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2024
Time: 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Room 315
Comments Submitted:
The purpose of comments is to provide information to members of the subcommittee.
Names and comments are public records. Remaining information is considered a confidential record.

Diane Holst []
The ability for a local emergency management authority to be funded under the countys supplemental property tax levy MUST be removed. Our authority now has a 10 million dollar annual budget. They need to have their own levy line on our property tax bill and be responsible for their own budget and audit. This is currently a silent government with no direct accountability to the public. The authorities are assembledwe cannot vote them in or out. They should not be allowed to be buried as a supplemental line in the county budget.
Diane Holst []
Structuring the emergency management agencies like the Conference Board is not appropriate. School board membership is not the proper use of resources.