Douglas County won’t say ‘county funded’ anymore

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In an official statement issued Tuesday, Douglas County Commissioners say they’re changing the way they say things. [

Specifically, the commissioners vow to no longer say county funded when referring to operations and projects paid for by county funds.

Instead they’ll be saying tax payer funded.

The new wording applies to all internal and external communications, the commissioners said.

Explaining the change, commissioners Dan Sutton, Kyle Steinburg and Marc Straub said: “We believe that this shift in dialogue will serve as a reminder as to the source of our funding as well as helping to ensure that we continue to consider how best to serve our community through our daily work.”