County Executive Bello: Proposed 2023 budget would lower property taxes to lowest since 1940s

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Monroe County Executive Adam Bello said the proposed county budget, revealed on Thursday, would lower property taxes to the lowest rates since the 1940s.

At the conference about the $1.3 billion budget proposal, Bello said that Monroe County is in the best financial state its been in for decades. He said the county’s high credit rating shows that business is growing and developing.

The budget includes funding for hiring more assistant district attorneys, fighting climate change, fighting the opioid epidemic, workforce development programs, cyber security, and supporting local veterans.

The budget includes $14 million for the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, an increase from other years. Bello said $700,000 will go to ROCTAC, which aims to stop violence by intervening when community members report a threat.

The budget will also fund the county’s arts organizations, including Garth Fagan Dance, The Hochstein School, and The Avenue Blackbox Theatre.

Bello said the budget is based on four pillars to success, public safety, wellness, workforce development, and infrastructure.

You can see the full conference on the budget here:

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