Manatee County Annual Budget Process Begins

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Manatee County Administrator Cheri Coryea presented County Commissioners with a $1.5 billion budget for next year with funding for new Manatee Sheriff's Office deputies and employees, additional paramedics and a new Disaster Recovery Reserve that would be used to help rebuild the community in the wake of a natural disaster or other emergency.

The net budget, $736.8 million, proposes no property tax rate increase, but is slightly larger than the current year's budget because of property tax revenues rising an estimated 6.5 percent. Florida’s Save Our Homes homestead caps will prevent property taxes from increasing any more than 1.9 percent for Manatee County homesteaders.

Coryea recommends investments in six major areas: a continued commitment to law enforcement and public safety; infrastructure improvements (Capital Improvement Program and Infrastructure Sales Tax); employee compensation and workforce well being; enhanced communications; meeting the public’s level of service demands for 2020; innovation and technology investments. She said the theme of this year's budget is a focus on results that will be delivered for investments.

For more information and budget details, follow the link below.

Manatee County Budget Division

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