Finance committee votes adjust corporate levy
The vote comes on the heels of the first budget workshop which was held on September 26th. The workshop helped to set the context of the $565 million budget and to go over the projected revenue and expenses for the coming fiscal year.
At the workshop, County Board members discussed the Will County Executive’s proposed budget of $565 million dollars. The County Executive proposed taking an additional $4.3 million this year which would come from new property and the consumer price index. The Finance Committee’s vote today recommended only taking $4 million. Three members of the committee voted to keep the amount at $4.3 million.
"Will County is already doing more with less because of state funding cuts," said Will County Board Minority Whip and Finance Committee member Lauren Staley-Ferry (D-Joliet). "I don't think it is wise to cut more funding for services to residents."