Budgets approved Wednesday keep the Northwest Power Planning Council
"on track" to reduce its spending to $6.2 million annually by
2001, according to Steve Crow, the Council’s executive director.
At its meeting in Whitefish, Montana this week, the Council approved
a revised $7.155 million budget for fiscal year 1999 and a draft 2000 budget
of $6.724 million.
The draft 2000 budget compares to a peak Council allocation of nearly
$8.5 million in 1992. A staff analysis shows the