2011-12 Chatham County budget contains no property tax increases

The county manager’s office will present the recommended 2011-2012 budget at this Monday’s meeting (May 16, 2011). Our budget team has done a tremendous job in preparing recommendations that increase our commitment to public education and public safety while cutting over-all spending by $1.5 million in discretionary items. Most counties will be recommending cuts in K-12 allocations, we are recommending an increased allocation to our public schools by approximately 2%. The Community College operating budget is recommended to increase by about 8% for a total increase in education spending of $1.4 million.

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