The Salt Lake County Council approved the 2009 county general fund budget Tuesday, but not without some changes.
The budget still includes a 10 percent reduction from last year's budget, although the council did exempt any expenditure locked in by contract.
The major change by the council was shaving about $2 million from the fuel projections. The original budget was drafted to reflect gasoline at $4 per gallon, but they decided to use current prices, which resulted in the change. The council acknowledged gas prices will go up in the summer but said the prices probably wouldn't reach summer of '08 levels.
— Lynn Wilde II