County Budget

MYTH: “St. Clair County spending is out of control”

FACT: St. Clair County has increased its fund balance from 2009-2013 in the worst economic times in our history. Not only can I TELL you this but I can BACK IT UP. Ask my opponents to BACK IT UP.

Economic Development

MYTH: St. Clair County Board of Commissioners does not support job creation, attraction and retention” 

FACT: St. Clair County supports the St. Clair County EDA(Economic Development Alliance) which has a combination of private and public sector members that support the attraction, retention and expansion of companies in St. Clair County

County Roads/Drains

MYTH: “St. Clair County Board of Commissioners doesn’t support roads or ditch cleaning”

FACT: St. Clair County is one of eleven counties in Michigan which provides the counties with assistance for the local roads. We have increased the funding to its current levels. St. Clair County have also increased the County-At-Large Drain Funding for local drain projects. 

Public Safety

Myth: "St. Clair County has reduced the number of public safety patrol officers and has not shown a commitment to public safety"

Fact: As of today, even with substantial budget reductions in the past 5 years, there are still the same number of Sheriff Road Patrol Deputies patrolling the county. Also, there are now 14 plus(number may vary slightly) Michigan State Patrol officers now working out of St. Clair County due to actions from the County board and the city of Port Huron.

Health Care

MYTH: “St. Clair County didn’t work in a transparent way to make changes to the retiree health care”

FACT: On January 12, 2011, St. Clair County Board of Commissioners approved the formation of the Retirement Health Care Work Group. The work group comprised of representatives from the St. Clair County Board of Commissioners, Road Commission, Community Mental Health Authority, Retirement System and Board of Trustees. 


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