The fiscal year 2012 budget process is beginning and I'd like your input on what services are most important to you and what services you think can be reduced or eliminated. The Broward County Commission will hold several budget workshops where these important issues will be discussed. Workshops will take place in Room 430 of the Broward County Governmental Center, 115 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, on the following dates:
May 17, 2011 - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
June 7, 2011 - 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
June 21, 2011 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
August 23, 2011 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Broward County Budget Facts:
- Property taxes fund 67 percent of the County's general fund budget.
- More than 50 percent of the general fund budget goes primarily to the constitutional officers.
- Broward County taxes are only 24 percent of total taxes collected – 76 percent are levied by more than 80 other taxing authorities.
- Unfunded state and federal mandates cost the County millions.