On June 8th, Bobbie Muncreif (SEIU organizer), Barb Lakey (Local 733 secretary), and Anne Madsen (State Fair Local President) met with our director Tim Wood to discuss the Agency's current budget situation. The direction of the meeting was to discuss the condition of our current budget projections, the remainder of the year, as well as up to 2013.
The Results? Plain and simple, OPRD's budget is in great shape.
Since it is not tied to the General Fund, these 9%budget reductions do not impact Parks at all. Director, Tim Wood also stated that Parks has dedicated dollars that keep their revenue in good standing like the Lottery dollars which are projected to go up in the next 2 years, 2011/2013.
Tim Woods last remark was by far the best when he stated, “ this should give hope to folks in this economic time.”