The Board of County Commissioners has adopted Mecklenburg County's budget for Fiscal Year 2023.
The $2.2-billion budget features a 6.7% increase, or $145 million, over the current FY2022 operating budget. The budget maintains the existing tax rate of 61.69 cents and works to achieve four broad goals:
The FY2023 budget will take effect July 1, 2022. Highlights include:
Education Attainment Gaps
$7.4 million in new funding for libraries, literacy programming and skill development for career readiness including:
Department of Social Services
Park and Recreation
Asset and Facility Management
Employees and Human Resources
The County Manager supports the Sheriff's Office recommendation to end the contract with the State for housing inmates at the Juvenile Facility (effective December 1). This change will allow the Sheriff's Office to consolidate resources at Jail Central. The County will fund operations until the facility is closed. There will be no jobs lost due to this change and the Sheriff's Office is recruiting staff for the jail.
Arts and Culture
The budget includes a $29.9 million increase for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools which is a year-to-year increase of 5.3%. The budget includes a total operating investment of $591 million dollars, including:
To view the full budget or for more information, visit budget.MeckNC.gov.
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