2013 is looking to be financially sound for DuPage County.
At Naperville’s most recent Chamber luncheon, local business members listened to Board Chairman, Dan Cronin deliver a State of the County Address, explaining the ways DuPage County is better using its tax dollars.
Next year’s proposed budget is $8.1 million dollars less than this year due in part to subtractions in personnel expenses and a partnership with Kane County to save on costly juvenile detention services.
“The reforms of the elections commission alone will save tax payers six-hundred-thousand dollars this year, by cutting staff and sharing services with county government,” said Cronin.
The 2013 budget will not ask for more money from taxpayers. Even property taxes will stay the same.
The latest reforms are expected to save residents $20 million dollars over the next 20 years.
“It was a good statement about balancing, and figuring out what’s going to be important today, and what’s going to be important long-term,” commented Danielle Eisenach from Bold Steps Inc.
Cronin says DuPage County is thriving in spite of the many issues faced by the state.
Chairman Cronin recently launched the DuPage ACT Initiative, which stands for accountability, consolidation, and transparency. This plan aims to make agencies even more fiscally responsible by carefully tracking their spending.
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