Be still my heart. Steve Walt (D-6) wants to cut services to the bone cut personnel costs a bit:

To compensate for a smaller tax revenue stream, Walt recommends that cuts can be made in personnel matters: through hiring and pay freezes, eliminating bonuses, reviewing pension and compensation matters, shifting health care costs and reducing paid holidays.

You can send Mr. Walt an electronic smooch by going here. (I know, I know, I’m asking a lot today. But isn’t it grand to have so much good news?)

[UPDATE 9/11: Find Dekalb County’s FY2009 budget information here. The Budget Workbook gives Board members (and now you) an overview so may be a good place for most to start. H/T: Pat Vary.]