What to know about the FY2021 budgets for Wake County and Raleigh

Both county and city leaders took action on adjusted budgets Monday.

In Wake County: The fiscal year budget that begins July 1 includes…

  • No property tax increases
  • Cuts to library hours and jobs
  • Cuts to animal shelter part-time, temporary staff, which may affect operating hours
  • Delays transitioning away from emergency management services Eastern Wake EMS and Cary EMS — “until the topic can be discussed further.”

The Board of Commissioners also opted to increase the money to Wake County public schools over the projected budget, and directed CARES Act federal funds to WCPSS for reimbursement of technology that supports remote learning. [budget breakdown here]

In Raleigh: Raleigh City Council approved their budget without the requested increase for Raleigh Police Department. [News & Observer]

Besides the move to not approve the requested increase from RPD, the buzziest item to come out of the budget is $500,000 for a connected and protected bike network. [more on the budget]

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Sarah Day Owen Wiskirchen is the editor of Raleigh Convergence.

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