A New Castle County Council District #2Â Community Town Hall will be hosted by County Executive Matt Meyer and Councilman Bob Weiner at theÂ Talleyville Fire Hall,Â 2919 Concord Pike onÂ Thursday, April 26, at 7 p.m.
Beginning Wednesday, March 28, the County Executive hit the road with each member of County Council to discuss the Fiscal Year 2019 budget with residents in community town halls in every council district.Â Each town hall will feature an informational presentation and a review of the Countyâ€™s fiscal challenges, followed by a question and answer session and discussion about County priorities as work is under way to enact a balanced budget.
â€œPlease join us for a town hall to learn about steps we are taking to restore fiscal responsibility to county government and provide high quality critical services that save lives, protect the public health and drive our high quality of life,â€ County Executive Meyer said.Â â€œBring your questions and participate in the conversation.â€
Since 2013, New Castle County government has spent more than it has raised in revenue, and when the Meyer administration took office in 2017 it assumed over $70 million of additional expenditure commitments over the next ten years without the revenue to pay for them. Over the past year, the Administration reduced annual spending by over $6.1 million without reducing county services. The proposed Fiscal Year 2019 budget includes more than $4 million in additional cost cutting, along with a state revenue package that has been presented to legislators in Dover and a modest county property tax increase. Balancing the budget through cuts alone would dramatically decrease police, paramedic and 911 services, as well as parks and libraries.
VisitÂ http://mybill.nccde.orgÂ to view impact of proposed budget on individual property tax bills