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By - Oliver Walling on 9/8/2014 1:45 PM
The 2015 Budget format was made available today.  It pretty much is totally revised.  There are familiar parts, but the format and flow are different.  You will also discover that there is much more narrative then there has ever been.  The narrative is in question/answer format with additional schedules required.  It looks as though they are focusing on compliance issues.  The real question is, what will their response will be to noncompliance and perjury issues.  For example, I believe most fire districts have a web site address and I believe most will certify on Page C-5 that they are in compliance.  I have visited a number of sites and many are far from compliant.  Will they be denied tax dollars to fight fires because they are missing information on their web site?  There are attorneys representing fire districts who will tell their Boards that DCA's budget approval is merely advisory and tax dollars cannot be denied to the districts.  I think there will be quite a few budget preparers this year who are just...

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