Los Alamos County Council’s first night of budget hearings progressed relatively smoothly Monday.
After an overview of the proposed budget and a discussion of long range planning by County Administrator Harry Burgess and Assistant County Administrator and Chief Financial Officer Steven Lynne, council tentatively passed budgets for the following departments as follows:
• County council, municipal court, county assessor, county clerk and county sheriff: passed 6-1, with Councilor Vincent Chiravalle voting no.
• County attorney: passed 6-1, with Chiravalle voting no.
• Fire department: passed 7-0
• Police department: passed 7-0