EL CENTRO — As of May 31, with one more month to go in the budget cycle, Imperial County spent 82 percent of its revenue budget, which was 3 percent more than at the same time in the 2017-18 fiscal year.

Chief Deputy Officer Mayra Widmann Tuesday afternoon presented the Board of Supervisors a comparison on the budget over the last three years.

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LORRAINE KASTNER

We can all understand the overtime for the Sheriff Department which is completely understaffed but Social Services? Now that is a department in desperate need of an overhaul. That entire department has more than enough employees but the overhaul should include an in depth review of how/why "out of county" cases are assigned. It makes absolutely no sense from any angle why a case would remain on the caseload of a worker here just because the case was opened here but the client now resides in a different county. Local workers travel all over the place to conduct visits for multiple days for the one client, which results in travel expenses and overtime...and that is a "norm". How anyone can see this as a feasible business practice is beyond me, or anyone with common sense. I am now stepping down from my soapbox.

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