Let’s keep the savings ball goingPublished 12:00am Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Adams County Administrator Joe Murray and the Adams County supervisors seem to understand that 100 pennies will buy just as much as a $1 bill will.
The county is poring over its spending records and making good progress on nipping away many of the “penny” expenses that collectively add up to big dollar savings.
That’s a great thing, and somewhat rare to see in government where typically the status quo is just accepted as “good enough.”
Taxpayers greatly appreciate the expense-trimming work of Murray and the supervisors.
Cutting out things such as expensive contracts for uniform and rug services, implementing a more restrictive cell phone policy and other changes in store for the county’s administration should save taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars in the coming year.
They’re all good, common sense approaches to reducing government spending.
We applaud the county’s efforts and encourage them to keep digging.
Saving the county’s pennies is important, as is the tough work of finding the “dollar” savings, too.
Supervisors still must work on getting full control over county health care costs and take a careful look at departments and services that may be unnecessary or redundant.
The savings ball is rolling, let’s keep pushing it around in hopes it builds bigger and bigger.