The Levy County Commission is discussing using furloughs to cut its costs, rather than layoffs, to meet its budget in the coming year. To that end, Jared Blanton, a finance clerk, drew up the approximate savings.
But, there are some assumptions in the math:
1) This does not include the constitutional officers and county commissioners who until recently could not lower their pay. The state Legislature passed legislation that was signed by Gov. Rick Scott in May to allow them to do so. The five commissioners each earn $33,976 annually.
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