What’s inside the county’s $2.2 billion budget?
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Mecklenburg commissioners voted unanimously to adopted a budget for fiscal 2023, which begins July 1.
It carries a 6.7% spending increase with no hike in property taxes.
Here’s a snapshot of how some of that money will be spent:
- $8.1 million in one-time funding to support the Rental Subsidy Fund.
- $778,000 for A Home For All, a county strategy to end and prevent homelessness.
- $500,000 to research the effects of corporate-owned real estate.
- $100,000 to support the preservation of Pottstown, a historically Black neighborhood in Huntersville.
- $3 million to create opportunities for generational wealth building.
- $470,000 to support StarMed’s nonprofit The Blessing Foundation.
- $389,000 to expand food security initiatives.
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- $16.6 million for a 5% across-the-board salary increase for all full-time and part-time employees.
- $3.5 million to increase the county’s minimum wage to $20 per hour.
- $470,000 for new hires.
You can go here to see the full budget breakdown.
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