Follow the Money

Pearl Rains-Hewitt used the Freedom of Information Act to request work session information from the Clallam County Commissioners & Administrator for the period 2010 to 11/2011.


Here are the questionnaires submitted to work session from the Department Health and Human Services for the period 2010 to present.  (Click here – pdf format)

2011 Budget – “Environmental Programs” get at leat $2.5 million

Read on if you are interested

This is taken out of context
posted by Pearl Rains-Hewitt


The Full Clallam County Budget 2011 is online.

Public Works – Carlsborg Sewer Project

This is listed as a part of the 2011 budget?

But there is no expenditures information?


Health and Human Services ‐ Environmental Health


expenditures $1,218,865


2011 Community Development ‐ Planning


expenditures  $1,021,439


2011 Community Development ‐ Dungeness Estuarine

Capital Projects


expenditures  $826,596


 2011 Community Development ‐ Environmental Quality


expenditures  $1,659,882

US Budget in Household Terms… think we’ve got a spending problem?


US Budget in Household Terms… think we’ve got a spending problem?

• U.S. Tax revenue: $2,170,000,000,000
• Fed budget: $3,820,000,000,000
• New debt: $ 1,650,000,000,000
• National debt: $14,271,000,000,000
• Recent budget cut: $ 38,500,000,000

Now, remove 8 zeros and pretend it’s a household budget …

• Annual family income: $21,700
• Money the family spent: $38,200
• New debt on the credit card: $16,500
• Outstanding balance on credit card: $142,710
• Total budget cuts: $385

Sort of brings the true issue “home” doesn’t it?