WEEK AHEAD: County committees to examine Brooks's budget proposal


Legislators will discuss County Executive Maggie Brooks 2014 budget proposal during committee meetings on Monday and Tuesday.

On both days, the meetings start at 4:30 p.m. and will be held in the Legislature chambers at the County Office Building, 39 West Main Street. Four committees meet each day.

The Human Services Committee meeting, which starts at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, will likely see the most intense questioning. Democrats will try to draw out the details of how the budget proposal would affect social services. Children’s advocates are alarmed over a proposed decrease in the local share of child day care subsidies.

Brooks has proposed an approximately $1.2 billion budget for 2014. Under the plan, the property tax rate would be $8.99 per $1,000 assessed value. 

Add a comment