Wilmington, DE – County Executive Matt Meyer applauded County Council for passing the Fiscal Year 2020 New Castle County operating and capital budgets tonight.
"Thanks to the support of County Council we will build on programs like Jobs Now, which has 9,870 job opportunities in our land use pipeline, and like Hero Help and the Police Connections Alliance, that reduce crime and provide support to those most in need. Tonight is an endorsement of our continued investment in services that improve quality of life and keep our tax rates low."
The Fiscal Year 2020 budget builds on the historic success in public safety, improved public services, and government efficiency achieved in over the past two years, including:
Click HERE to learn more about how the Fiscal Year 2020 budget builds on historic progress in public safety and improved public services.
The Fiscal Year 2020 Operating Budget passed tonight includes funding to “overfill” county paramedic staffing levels by 15 positions to accommodate the largest and most diverse county paramedic training class in county history and increases the county’s support for the fire service by $200,000, to $4.45 million, to fund a portion of fire company operating costs.
The Fiscal Year 2020 Capital Budget includes funding to support a variety of maintenance needs, safety programs and service improvements, including:
Click HERE to learn more about the Fiscal Year 2020 budget and review county financial reports.
Contact: Jason Miller, Director of Communications, 302-545-1462