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Final Hearing on FY2016 Budget, 9/21


Next Monday, the Commission will take their final vote to set the county-wide millage rate at 4.7815, unchanged since 2012.

Out of the $63M tax increase, the $775K that they did not commit to new spending will be rolled into reserves, ready for use to increase the BDB subsidy and other priorities that didn’t make the budget proposal.

This is how the budget compares to last year:

2015 2016 Change
County-wide $667.3M 729.9M + 9.4%
Library $41.5M 45.0M + 8.4%
County Fire Rescue $196.6M 214.8M + 9.3%
Jupiter Fire Rescue $17.6M 17.7M + 0.6%

Keep these large increases in mind as you contemplate the coming push for raising the sales tax to pay for “infrastucture” projects that should have been addressed in the normal budget process.

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