County Budget To Focus on Education, Public Safety
No layoffs, furloughs or increases in property or income taxes are expected when county executive releases second budget Thursday.
County residents and employees can expect some good news Thursday when Kevin Kamenetz releases his second budget as county executive.
Kamenetz will deliver his budget message before the Baltimore County Council Thursday at 10 a.m.
Sources familiar with the budget say it will contain no tax increases for residents and no furloughs or layoffs for county employees.
The focus of the budget will remain on schools, which make up more than 50 percent of the county's total budget, and public safety.
The county executive will also announce the results of a early retirement incentive program that officials hoped would save $15 million through the retirement of at least 200 employees. Sources said the county will surpass those expectations with the total number of general government employees, excluding police and fire employees, at its lowest level in 25 years.
Kamenetz is also expected to announce funding to install air conditioning at number of county schools.