A few comments about the 2012-13 Chatham County Budget

On June 18 we passed the FY 2012-2013 budget. I want to touch on the highlights of the budget and make a few comments in areas that might need some clarification. To see the approved budget and a more complete summary please visit the county website. When the majority took office we pledged to make spending cuts, focus our spending on core functions, and raise taxes only as a last resort. We knew that by prioritizing we could increase spending in core areas without additional tax burden to the citizens. I’m pleased to say that the county staff has been able to once again prepare a budget that allows us to maintain our property tax rate at 62.19 cents.

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