Douglas County Commission | District 2
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After almost eight years in office, Douglas County Commissioner Dale Snyder says the county’s financial situation has never looked better. “If it has, somebody would have to go back a long ways in history” to find it, he said, pointing to the last three years of budgets balanced without dipping into reserves, and the current projected $8 million year-end cash reserve that will be carried over. Kyle Steinburg, who is running against him, says it appears to him that the county cut and sold its way into financial security. He thinks the county should be working to spur new growth and housing, and create jobs for its citizens, which, he said, would bring in more revenue. “They’ve had opportunities to work with developers and Realtors, and they haven’t done it,” he said.