Jefferson County has a reputation as a wonderful place to live, visit, and conduct business. However, the quality services the county provides to residents and local businesses come at a cost. Taxpayer dollars allow the county to deliver vital services but continued increasing demand for services has created a significant financial challenge.
Jefferson County is working to trim its budget by $16.1 million dollars in the next year to balance the budget and maintain an appropriate reserve fund. To achieve this, the county is starting by requiring budget reductions for 2020 across all offices, departments and divisions whose budget is impacted by the General Fund.
For more information on the budget and process, budget hearings are open to the public and the community can also see the county’s Financial Transparency Portal on its website, which includes more information on the budget. You can also always reach out to your county commissioner – find your commissioner’s contact information on the Board of County Commissioner’s website.