The proposed FY 2017 budget for Baltimore County will remain stable, in keeping with recent years’ trends, and will continue to focus on top county priorities. No tax rate changes are proposed, and county employees are slated to receive a 2% cost of living adjustment.
The budget calls for increasing general fund spending to $1.99 billion, up from $1.96 billion in the 2016 fiscal year ending June 30. Meanwhile capital spending would total $383 million, with just over half of that total going toward school renovation and construction projects.
“Besides just taking care of the facilities, it also has the added benefit of jobs,” [County Executive Kevin] Kamenetz said. “It’s a great stimulus.”
The budget would mark the 28th consecutive year the county has not increased property tax rates. It would be the 24th year without an income tax increase.