Supervisor Pat Jursik, who shares an assistant with another supervisor, said that arrangement has forced her to restrict research into county resolutions.
Even if county voters reject the referendum, Jursik
said, the board's budget has been slashed.
Under Act 14, the board's operating budget, which covers salaries for supervisors and support staff members, will be limited to 0.4 percent of the property tax levy.
In 2013, before Act 14 was passed, that change was estimated to decrease the budget, which was about $6.5 million, to about $1.2 million.
If the referendum fails, the board in 2016 would have to decide whether to proceed without assistants and have supervisors remain full-time, Jursik
said, or scale back supervisors' compensation and retain some support staff members.
"I do think that there are two sides on this," Jursik
"It's very political.