Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner unveiled her proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2020 Monday
Over 70 percent of the budget would go towards education and public safety with 16 percent going to other county government services.
The budget gives an additional $12.2 million for Frederick County Public Schools and an additional $1 million for Frederick Community College.
Gardner said the budget is “balanced, and fiscally responsible.”
A third of the new revenues will go towards paying bills and keeps existing services and half support employees across the county. To find more details on the county’s proposed budget, click here.
New initiatives for the upcoming budget year include: composting, branding, and affordable housing.
“I think the budget is the most important thing that we do,” said Gardner. “I think it is at a lean, fiscally responsible and funds all of the things that we are required to fund like pensions and other post-employment benefits like retirees and retiree health benefits and help us retain our AAA bond rating which is important and it moves key projects forward.”
The County Council will hold a public hearing on the proposed budget on Tuesday, April 30th at 6 p.m. in Winchester Hall.