Monday, February 22, 2010 - County Administrator Assures Residents That There Are No Proposed Reduction In ServicesSt. Lucie County residents and veterans can continue to rely on the services and programs that have been provided by the Board of County Commissioners.
"I want to assure all residents, especially our veterans, that while I am asking the Board of County Commissioners to consider the consolidation of several departments, the proposal does not include eliminating programs that St. Lucie County offers in any department, including Veteran Services," said St. Lucie County Administrator Faye Outlaw, MPA.
The County Administrator has already met with the Veteran Services staff and is assured that there is not going to be a break in services or operations due to the sudden retirement of the former Veteran Services Director. Current Veterans staff member Donna Carlsen has been designated as St. Lucie County's Veteran Services Officer. The St. Petersburg Regional Veterans Office has been notified of the change. Additionally, the County Administrator is meeting with the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the United Veterans Group of St. Lucie County regarding the proposed consolidation.
The St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners is scheduled to hold a special meeting Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 1:30 p.m. in Conference Room 3 on the third floor of the Roger Poitras Administration Annex, 2300 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce. Commissioners are being asked to consider consolidating a number of County departments as the first step toward reducing costs.