Montgomery County Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack is calling on every Montgomery County department to reduce its budget by 5 percent for the fiscal year 2018.
“I promised the citizens of Montgomery County that I would be their voice on the Commissioners Court,” said Commissioner Noack. “They are demanding a more conservative and fiscally responsible government so we must exhaust every possibility when it comes to curtailing spending.”
If all county departments were to initiate a similar cut, Montgomery County could reduce its budget by nearly $17 million. Commissioner Noack has already reached out to several Montgomery County officials and has emailed all elected officials and department heads a request to curtail spending by 5 percent.
“I was raised to lead by example, and if I am going to ask our department heads and elected officials to reduce their budgets by 5 percent, I better practice what I preach,” said Noack. Commissioner Noack will submit a budget for his precinct during the 2017-2018 budget hearings with the 5 percent reduction.
“As we explore the feasibility of a 5 percent budget cut, we must also remain practical,” said Commissioner Noack. “I guarantee that neither public safety nor essential services will suffer as we bring about this spending reform.”
Letter sent from Commissioner James Noack to all elected officials/department heads requesting a 5 percent budget reduction: