PE.com: Board of Supervisors grapple with budget cuts
UC Cooperative Extension will not be cut.
From the story: “Supporters of both programs turned out in big numbers Monday, June 10, to attend a public hearing on the county budget. And many in that audience, which included teens in green and white 4-H uniforms, cheered after the Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 to restore the extension’s funding, reversing a cut made as part of a larger plan to trim spending at a time when government expenses are rising faster than the county’s tax receipts.
The Master Gardener program, which trains volunteers to share tips on backyard gardening and water-saving landscaping with the community, and 4-H, which uses farming and animal husbandry to teach leadership and life skills, are supported by UCR’s extension, which receives almost $700,000 annually from the county.”