Is the county doing anything to try and save money?

Yes. The county has implemented an initiative called Resilient Jeffco in which we are focusing on where our community wants and needs to be down the road, and developing innovative and strategic ways to address the challenges in front of us.

The phrases “business as usual” and “we’ve always done it that way” have been replaced with “how can we do things differently” and “how can we collaborate with other entities outside and within Jeffco.” We are already seeing results from those collaborative and innovative efforts. Some examples include:

  • Processing and reusing old asphalt has saved the county approximately $351,000 in one year alone.
  • Implementing lighting upgrades, water-saving measures, heating and ventilation efficiencies, and installation of solar photovoltaic systems at several sites is now saving the county approximately $478,000 a year.
  • Developing a centrally managed fleet program to maximize the use of existing vehicles and reduce the costs of maintenance and replacements.

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1. My property tax bill keeps getting higher so why does the county still need more money?
2. What is the General Fund and what programs and services are supported by it?
3. Is the county doing anything to try and save money?
4. How does the county prioritize what departments and divisions get what amount of the budget?
5. Why is balancing the budget such a problem this year? Why are all of these cuts being forced all of a sudden?