Government
3:16 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Douglas County approves new fiscal year budget

Douglas County’s new fiscal year budget includes additional funding for mental health support services.

Commissioners approved the $341.1 million budget Tuesday. It’s 3.8 percent larger than the previous fiscal year budget. Included in the plan is an additional 65,000 for an employee in the county’s mental health diversion program. Commissioner Mike Boyle says that program provides important services to troubled residents.

The mental health diversion program is a screening program in the Department of Corrections that provides case management and support.

Douglas County budget figures estimate overall property valuations are up 1 percent.