BEND, OR -- Deschutes County's Budget Committee continues discussions Wednesday, with various departments and agencies laying out their funding requests. The week-long public hearing began Tuesday, with the County Clerk, Assessor and others.
Wednesday afternoon, District Attorney John Hummel is expected to present his request, including a $1.1 million budget increase to hire four new prosecutors and eight other support staff. He says his office has been short-staffed for years, which has led to low morale and high turnover.
The 9-1-1 Service District and Sheriff are scheduled for tomorrow. Budget hearings take place at the County Services Building, are open to the public and continue through Friday.
KBND News spoke with County Administrator Tom Anderson about the budget, earlier this month. Click HERE to listen to the full conversation.