Robinson discusses county finances


In a wide-ranging appearance on the Oldies 1013 morning show Wednesday, Jefferson County Judge Gerald Robinson, who is seeking a second term in office was asked about the financial health of the county, specifically, where the county was financially when he took office in 2019 and today.

Morning show host Greg Horne then asked Robinson about the county’s cash position.

Horne said Robinson received a lot of complaints from, other elected officials, specifically about reducing their staff and hiring freezes but it seems to have paid off in the bank balance.

Robinson said he visited offices in those other counties and what he saw were automation and cross-training. At one time after he assumed office, the county had 405 full and part-time employees.