Clarifying Misinformation about Budget Vote

[June 20, 2023] — It appears that misinformation is being circulated related to last night’s county budget vote. Apparently, there is a rumor circulating that the proposed budget considered last night had a different proposed tax rate than the budget that was presented on May 15 and for which the public hearing was held on June 5. That rumor is false.

The process of developing our county budget is one that plays out over many months. Our staff began working on the budget that was adopted on June 19, 2023 back in early November 2022, nearly two weeks before the first Commissioners’ strategic planning and goal-setting workshop. Here is a timeline of relevant events in the budget process, which lasted a total of 223 days:

Related: Statement on Adoption of Budget