During tonight's meeting of the County Legislature, Brooks gave legislators an overview of her proposal, and it'll be a surprise to few that she led her presentation with the tax rate. The rate has been the same since 2008, she said.
The Legislature will hold a public hearing on the budget proposal at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 5, in the Legislature chambers at the County Office Building, 39 West Main Street.
Brooks did not mention any major new initiatives during her presentation. She said that the county would fund child day care subsidies to the tune of $4.8 million, which is more than its required to contribute by the state — which provides the bulk of that funding.
But Brooks also said that it's short of the additional $1 million that some community members have pressured her for. That amount would have required cuts to other programs, she said.
The proposed funding level would mean that no children currently enrolled in the subsidy program would lose their slots, Brooks said. But she alluded to a day care subsidy fund-raising effort, with details due in the coming days.
We are all responsible and who's children is it anyway. Our children hear and feel…
Guess it's time to call in some students rights attorney's...long overdue I would say...!!!
Maybe it is time to double down on DASA