Wed June 27, 2012
No property tax increase in Douglas County's 2012-13 budget
Douglas County Commissioners are set to vote July 10 on the new fiscal year budget.
The county’s new fiscal year begins Sunday. Commissioners held a public hearing Tuesday on the $325 million budget proposal. Departments were asked to keep their budgets flat, and justify any requested increases.
Budget and Finance Director Joe Lorenz says the county won't have to dip in to its existing reserves to fund programs in the 2012-13 budget year.
Commissioners rejected resolutions to cut the Administrative Services and Sheriff’s Department budgets. The $325 million spending plan is 3.2 percent larger than the current fiscal year budget.