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JUSTIFYING NEW POSITIONS A chart shows 13 positions that were requested by Sarasota County departments for the 2014 fiscal year. Image courtesy Sarasota County COUNTY COMMISSIONERS QUESTION REQUESTS FOR NEW STAFF POSITIONS IN THE NEXT FISCAL YEAR, CITING THE CONTINUED USE OF RESERVE FUNDS TO BALANCE THE BUDGET By Rachel Brown Hackney Editor How many more employees does Sarasota shop, County Administrator Randall Reid proCounty Government need for the next fiscal vided the commissioners a list of 13 new positions requested by county department chiefs year? that would necessitate spending $452,809 in That is a question the County Commission the 2014 fiscal year. He recommended those will have to answer positions be filled. before it completes its "I'd like you to look 2014 fiscal year budWe have to decide to live with [the at these and see what get, which will go into hiring] or not. you can live without effect Oct. 1. and still run a quality Charles Hines Vice Chairman In advance of their county," CommissionSarasota County Commission er Nora Patterson told June 12 budget work-

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