The proposed FY 2020 Budget for Johnson County Government maintains a constant mill levy for Johnson County property owners. It aligns with the county’s emergency and safety-net services rated “most important” future priorities in the 2019 Community Survey and with top priorities of the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) for 2019-2020.
County Manager Penny Postoak Ferguson presented the budget proposal to the board on Thursday, May 9, during a Committee of the Whole session.
“I am proud of what we have accomplished within the FY 2020 Proposed Budget,” Postoak Ferguson noted in her budget message to the BOCC. “We were able to maintain and even enhance our high level of quality services and programs within the means of a proposed constant mill levy for FY 2020. As our Community Survey reveals year after year, Johnson County sets the standard of service delivery compared to other communities of our size.”
The county’s proposed FY 2020 Budget totals $1.26 billion, with expenditures estimated at $934.5 million and reserves set at $331.4 million. The funding supports the departments and agencies that comprise Johnson County Government to serve and protect a county population of more than 604,000 residents.
“Residents are encouraged to learn more about the proposed budget and provide input about county services and programs for FY 2020 and beyond,” Ed Eilert, chairman of the BOCC, said. “All residents are invited to be an active part of the county’s annual budget process and to share their views with Board members and county management as we consider and finalize the budget for next year.”
The BOCC now will review the budget proposal and meet with county departments and agencies in a series of work sessions from mid-May to mid-June.
The public hearing on the new county budget will occur at 7 p.m. Monday, July 29, in the Board’s Hearing Room located on the third floor of the Johnson County Administration Building, 111 South Cherry Street, in downtown Olathe.
The Board is scheduled to adopt the budget resolution during its business session on Thursday, Aug. 8, beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the Hearing Room. According to state statute, the county’s new budget must be approved and filed with the County Clerk by Aug. 25.