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ACC lawmakers get first look at Girtz's budget plan

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Mayor Kelly Girtz has submitted a $166.4 million budget proposal.

Mayor Kelly Girtz submitted his proposed budget for review Friday. The FY 2023 budget, which starts July 1 of this year and runs through June 2023, totals $166.4 million. That’s 12.1 percent higher than the FY 2022 budget.

The measure includes pay increases for staff and recommends adding 24 new full-time positions.

The proposed budget calls for a millage rate of 13.20. While that would be a half a mil decrease compared to last year, it would still result in an 11% increase in property tax revenue thanks to surging local property values in a red hot real estate market.

Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!