Monroe County budget passed, signed
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The Monroe County Legislature passed the 2022 budget and Monroe County Executive Adam Bello signed it Tuesday night.
It passed by a vote of 27-2.
The budget lowers the property tax rate to what Bello says is the lowest rate since 2003, allocates additional funding to the Sheriff’s Office, Public Safety Department and District Attorney’s Office and provides more funding for the Improving Addiction Coordination Team.
The budget was adopted with two amendments, one of which amended the County Legislature budget to add new positions and increase wages for staff. The other adds three new Special Assistant District Attorney positions to the Monroe County District Attorney’s budget, which the Legislature says will bring more support as the county faces a record-high homicide rate.
Some of the legislation that was voted on as Matters of Urgency is below (mobile users, click here):