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DUPAGE COUNTY: DuPage County Board Approves 2020 Budget

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By Press release submission | Dec 3, 2019

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DuPage County issued the following announcement on Nov. 26.

On Tuesday, the DuPage County Board approved its Fiscal Year 2020 budget with a balanced, $476.2 million spending plan.

The budget provides funding to replace the County’s 40-year-old property tax administration system, increase the Sheriff’s patrol capacity and replace 16 patrol vehicles. The FY2020 Budget also provides $1 million in grant-funded local social services to DuPage’s neediest residents through the Human Services Grant Fund. The Heroin Opioid Prevention and Education (HOPE) Taskforce receives $100,000 to continue the countywide fight against heroin and opioid addiction. The budget also includes an increased allocation for the DuPage County Clerk’s Election Division to conduct the 2020 primary and Presidential elections.

“Since I took office in 2010, we have made it our practice to ensure DuPage County government works as efficiently as possible, finding savings where we can and squeezing value out of every dollar spent. Our prudent financial management allows us to, once again, present a balanced budget and provide outstanding service to DuPage residents,” said Chairman Dan Cronin. “I would like to thank the elected officials and staff who worked collaboratively to help us achieve this goal.”

The total budget for DuPage County is $476.2 million, with a General Revenue Fund of $183.8 million and a $68.8 million property tax levy, a minor adjustment over the previous year. For the average owner of a $250,000 house, the change represents an increase of less than $4.

“This year’s budget represents our ongoing commitment to fiscal responsibility and transparency. We have, as we do every year, made a number of difficult choices to prioritize our resources while balancing our budget, rather than simply kicking the can down the road by deficit spending or raiding our reserves,” said Finance Committee Chairman Bob Larsen.

The 2020 Fiscal Year begins on Dec. 1, 2019. DuPage County is AAA bond rated and boasts a 2.6 percent unemployment rate.

To view the full 2020 County budget document, visit www.dupageco.org/finance.

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