Washtenaw: Budget

Crain’s Detroit Business does a roundup of budgets from five counties in southeastern Michigan, including Washtenaw. Everyone is in the same boat, to varying degrees, and it isn’t pretty: “Taxable property values in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw and Livingston counties all declined in 2009, most of them for the first time in decades. All five counties project those losses will accelerate next year, and they want concessions from employees to help balance next year’s budget.” [Source]