efficiency http://michiganradio.org en Ottawa County consolidates two elected offices http://michiganradio.org/post/ottawa-county-consolidates-two-elected-offices <p>Tight budgets are forcing local governments across the state to do more with less. That's easier said than done - even in traditionally fiscally conservative areas. <span class="article-content"><span>Straight</span></span><span class="article-content"><span> ticket republican voters in Ottawa County outnumbered their democratic counterparts 4 to 1 in the last election. Many self-described-fiscal-conservatives spoke out against the plan. They don't think the consolidation will save the county as much money as expected and worry services will suffer.<br> Tue, 23 Nov 2010 23:20:01 +0000 Lindsey Smith 369 at http://michiganradio.org