Mecklenburg County’s operating budget for Fiscal Year 2022 has been adopted! The Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners adopted the $2-billion operating budget Tuesday during its regularly scheduled Board meeting.
The $2-billion budget is an increase of $105 million, or 5.5 percent, over the current Fiscal Year 2021 operating budget.
The adopted budget maintains the current tax rate of 61.69 cents and funds programs and initiatives that align with the Board’s 5 Priorities for Fiscal Year 2022. The Priorities include: Expand Affordable Housing, Advance Environmental Leadership, Expand MECK Pre-K, Improve Workforce Development, Reduce Education Attainment Gaps.
It also funds the County’s critical services and programs. The adopted budget for Fiscal Year 2022 goes into effect on July 1, 2021.
Funding highlights include:
Expand Affordable Housing
Advance Environmental Leadership
Expand MECK Pre-K
Improve Workforce Development
Reduce Education Attainment Gaps
Reducing Racial Disparities
Department of Social Services
Parks and Recreation
Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office
Community Service Grants
Central Piedmont Community College
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