Asotin County residents plea for more funding for underfunded 4-H program

Asotin County residents plea for more funding for underfunded 4-H program »Play Video
Local people in the audience said that 4-H is grossly under-funded.
CLARKSTON, WA - Preliminary figures for next year's budget took center stage at the Asotin County Commission Monday morning, and with that came pleas for 4-H funding.

Local people in the audience said the program is grossly under-funded. The commissioners agreed it's a vital asset to the community but argued many other programs are under-funded as well. Audience member Charlotte Tuttle said the recently hired 4-H coordinator is far too overworked.

"I think we stand to lose a really good person in that position," said Tuttle.

"I'm just kind of baffled right now that this is all the sudden an issue that didn't seem to be just twelve months ago or less," said Asotin Co. Commissioner, Jim Jeffords. "I'm kind of shocked."

The commissioners reviewed the 2014 budget proposal and listened to what the public had to say. They'll vote to pass or change it later this month.