Delaware County’s 2023 proposed budget has no tax increase. If the proposed budget is adopted as the final budget on Dec. 14, it would be the third consecutive year where county taxes have not gone up, writes Max Bennett for Patch.
“With this year’s budget, Council is keeping the commitment it made when a new majority took office in January 2020: to be careful stewards of taxpayer money while making important, and long-overdue, changes to how the County operates and invests in its residents’ future,” said Council Chair Dr. Monica Taylor.
The 2023 budget highlights include:
- A new “no wrong door” program. Residents receive necessary services no matter how they come into contact with the government. The program begins with the County Health Department where assistance and services will be available 24 hours a day through a central hub “Wellness Line.”
- A “Zero Waste” program transforming how the county handles waste.
- A new landbank where the county can reinvest in and revive underutilized and abandoned properties.
- Transforming the county Human Resources system, with funds for worker training, benefits, and attracting and retaining highly qualified county employees.
Find out more about Delaware County’s 2023 proposed budget with no tax increase at patch.com.