by Leslee Kulba
Wild West blogger
Here is one more curiosity from the Buncombe County Commissioners’ retreat. This year, staff did a great job of compiling mandated county services, which constitute 92 percent of their budget. One document was “Mandated Programs & Services Administered by Local Departments of Social Services.” Another was “Mandated Programs & Services Administered by Local Public Health Agencies.” The only item I saw on both lists was “Family Planning.” Now, the way the percent of women’s health dedicated to abortion has been growing in proportion to investigation, one can only wonder if family planning involves more than deciding how many kids – or mommies – one wants in their families. No funding amounts were listed.