(Victor Valley)– The Agency’s board and staff have been working in earnest developing the Fiscal Year 2012 budget, which isn’t scheduled to be finalized until June 10th. Property taxes-the largest revenue source for the Agency-are expected to be down for a third year in a row, prompting the Agency to consider some of the same actions taken for the current fiscal year to ensure that expenses don’t exceed projected revenues. Some of the steps include: deferring certain capital projects, reducing department initiatives and administrative expenditures, and instituting a hiring freeze. Before the final budget is adopted by the board in June, there will be six workshops to craft a workable spending plan. For workshop times, visit the Agency’s website at www.mojavewater.org and click on “Personnel, Finance and Security Committee” and “Board of Directors”.