DuPage County Budget

DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin recently unveiled his fiscal year 2015 proposed budget.

The $447.2 million plan is a $26.5 million reduction from 2014’s budget.

The largest cost to the county is personnel, followed by transportation and economic development, then, public safety.

“What we’re trying to look at is how to reduce the footprint of the county, ways to make us smaller and more efficient,” said DuPage County Board Member Jim Healey, who represents District 5. “We have one of the lowest headcounts of any county per capita in the area.”

Good news for residents, you will not see an increase in your property taxes if approved as presented.

“Our total property tax levy remains flat at $66.6 million,” said Cronin. “For my fourth year now, we will not raise the county’s property tax one dime. I’ll remind folks that the county portion of the average property tax bill adds up to less than 3-percent.”

In the coming weeks, residents will have the opportunity to give feedback to the board about the proposal.

The budget will be up for final approval at a November meeting. The county’s fiscal year begins December 1.

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