Monthly Archives: March 2022

Albemarle Supervisors review $368.25 million operational budget

The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors will not vote to adopt a budget for fiscal year 2023 until May 4, 2022, but between now and then there will be many work sessions in which the six elected officials will give a thorough review.

On Wednesday, March 9, they got straight to work with a three-hour session in which they went through the operational budget, which is based on anticipated revenues of $368.25 million.

Forty-five percent is transferred to Albemarle County Public Schools. The next largest expenditure is for public safety at fourteen percent, followed by a 10 percent that goes to the capital fund mostly for debt service. 

But how is all that money proposed to be spent?

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Plastic bag tax included in Albemarle’s next budget

The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors has now held two work sessions on a proposed $565 million budget for the fiscal year that begins on July 1. The budget goes by the name Transform Albemarle and for the first time anticipates a very small portion of revenues from a tax on plastic bags.

“It is proposed to be effective January 1, 2023,” said Andy Bowman, the chief of the Office of Management and Budget for Albemarle. 

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