Thursday, July 24, 2008
Blaber's News Person of the Week: County Administrator Mike Hein
It was unveiled yesterday by Mike Hein that close to 900,000 in cuts could be made in seven county departments. Hein made these recommendations to the Ways and Means committee, which will look and examine further Hein's findings.
These cuts are in response to among other things, out of control and unexpected fuel costs and a 2% reduction in state aid to all counties.
On an election year these cuts are not going to be popular, these are real cuts and tough decisions have to be made. Instead of pushing this under the rug, Hein is very direct about this, he has proven that he is a true leader, something this county desperately needs.
This is nothing new, Mike Hein has been making these tough decisions since becoming our County Administrator back in 2006, inheriting an absolute mess. Through his leadership the county is back on the right track and continues to move forward.
Which is why Hudson Valley Business magazine accurately reported that Mike Hein has delivered more reform in two years than the previous 26 years combined.
The leadership of Hein and his administration is a breath of fresh air and for that he is our person of the week.
Posted by Jeremy Blaber at 12:10 AM