Jackson County Announces
Proposed 2012 Budget

November 7, 2011 (KANSAS CITY, MO) – Jackson County’s proposed budget for 2012 maintains a reduction in the county property tax levy of over two percent. County Executive Mike Sanders presented the budget proposal during Monday afternoon’s regular weekly meeting of the Jackson County Legislature.

“This budget will allow us to move forward on much needed projects and initiatives throughout Jackson County, but will do so without putting any extra burden on county taxpayers,” said County Executive Sanders. “Our county remains on solid financial footing both now and well into the future.”

The county chose to reduce its property tax levy by 2.4% this year based on higher sales tax revenues. 

Other highlights of the 2012 budget proposal include funds to help with improvements at both the historic Truman Courthouse and County Courthouse Annex in Independence, money to upgrade communications equipment for public safety personnel in the county as well as a three-percent pay raise merit pool for county employees, based on performance. All major funds in the budget have a well-funded contingency reserve.

The county legislature will hold budget hearings, which are open to the public. When confirmed, times and locations for those hearings will be posted on the county website at www.jacksongov.org.

 

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