County Executive Leopold Applauds Approval of Fiscal Year 2013 Budget
Brings total savings to more than $70 million over six years
Annapolis, MD (May 30, 2012) - County Executive John R. Leopold today applauded the County Council for approving the budget for Fiscal Year 2013 and maintaining more than 99 percent of the Administration’s spending recommendations.
“This balanced budget is a reflection of our focus on providing the level of essential services citizens rightfully expect from their local government,” County Executive Leopold said. “We are meeting our obligations to fund public education, adding new teachers and continuing a responsible program to build new schools. We are moving forward with a new Lake Shore Fire Station, an Eastern District Police Station, improvements to Mountain Road and public water access at Fort Smallwood Park. I want to thank the Budget Office, the members of the County Council and the Board of Education for their collaborative efforts during this budget process.”
“The $1.2 billion operating budget eliminates furloughs for County employees,” County Executive Leopold added. “Over the past six years, this Administration has reduced 225 positions and decreased spending by more than $70 million.”
The Council reduced the FY13 budget by a total of $3.9 million, which is less than one percent of the total amount of spending approved.