According to Snohomish County Council we have money to hire people
Oh wait we don’t have money to hire people
The sky is falling we don’t have any money, and that stupid Everett Mayor is being a mean mean man so we can’t build a jail or hire new people
Oh oops, we jokes, we got money we can hire people and give back taxes
This is what happens when elected leaders are going for reelection points, they hide true numbers from the council, and go on a PR roll to keep the media focus on themselves.
It also shows that no one in charge knows what in the world is going on
Here is a better take on it from “Miller”