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Dinolfo calls 2018 budget a blueprint to 'build a better Monroe County'

November 14, 2017 06:40 PM

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo says her budget will make our area a better place while focusing on job development, low taxes and fixing Child Protective Services.

She says the $1.2 billion plan will keep the property tax rate flat while cutting the county's deficit.

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Dinolfo also announced a partnership with Goodwill for the "Excel Center" -- which would provide education and job training for adults. The budget also includes money to rehabilitate zombie homes.

"From protecting taxpayers, to promoting job growth, this budget is a blueprint we can use to build a better Monroe County," Dinolfo said while presenting her budget Tuesday.

Apart from that, Dinolfo says her budget will make good on a promise to add 30 new CPS positions to help cut caseloads for workers. Staffing for CPS became an issue over the past year following the death of three-year-old Brook Stagles. Her grandfather criticized the agency saying it didn’t do enough to protect his granddaughter. Stagles’ father and his girlfriend were convicted in her death.

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