Made it downtown and got my copy of the County budget. Man is it huge! Four-inch ring binder with about 2 -3" of paper; print just a hair smaller than my reading glasses can work with.
Shelby County is just a notch under a billion-dollar enterprise.
I scanned it quickly and found some things worth bringing up later, but no obvious smoking guns. Payroll is, unsurprisingly, the single biggest part of County expense.
I asked the woman I got this from if any other folks had come by and gotten a copy of the budget. She said no. Isn't that sad?