Another County Shuns the Want Ads

The Bellingham Herald reports that Whatcom County is anticipating a budget shortfall between $5 million and $6 million this year.

County Executive Pete Kremen issued an executive order Friday, July 11, stating that until further notice all unfilled positions would remain vacant and any current recruitment activity would “cease immediately.”

That’s one of several options the county is considering. So is our county, in response to a projected $2 million budget deficit.

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