FY 2022 Budget

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A series of budget meetings and public hearings is scheduled for the FY 2022 Athens-Clarke County budget. Mayor Kelly Girtz has proposed a $148 million-dollar measure, which is more than 5% higher than last year’s budget.

The mayor discussed the main concerns on Athens News Matters.

Linda Nylind

The Athens Clarke County Mayor and Commission will meet today at 5:30 for their monthly work session.

Commissioners are expected to hear from several county staffers at this evening’s meeting. At the top of the list is a dense and detailed look at the current budget for employee and retiree benefits, as well as projections for the next year. This comes as the county’s budgeting process marches on. According to the presentation, claims are up and county staffers say the level of claims this early in the year is a point of concern.