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DeKalb Budget: No Property Tax Hike

Approved $584 million budget does includes new officers, pay increases, and restores budgetary reserve to $47 million.

Courtesy DeKalb County Government
Courtesy DeKalb County Government

Patch Staff Report

The recently approved 2014 DeKalb County operating budget includes among other items:

  • No property tax increase in 2014 or 2015.
  • Year end fund balance of $47 million.
  • Three percent raise for all employees in a reserve account for appropriation.
    ($3,300,000 effective July 2014)
  • Funding for 160 new police officers and 100 new firefighters.

Read more here from The Brookhaven Post on the approved budget.

Eric H March 11, 2014 at 10:18 PM
I still haven't figured out why DeKalb needs to create more officer positions when it is now covering a smaller area. Considering they are operating off a millage rate that was raised during the down market, I don't consider it great news that they are "not raising" taxes. They should be lowering taxes.
Reality March 12, 2014 at 12:21 PM
For sure. Mil rates should be lower and they do not deserve a 3% raise. I did not get a raise Ty or ly or for the last five years since market crash. Recession? Why raises? Be glad they have a job as most of them don't do anything to earn pay anyway.

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