November 11, 2017




State comptroller gives OK on Rockland County’s 2018 budget

NEW CITY – The state Comptroller’s Office has given its approval to the proposed 2018 budget, the second time in a week that the county’s finances were given good grades.

The comptroller’s office reviewed the proposed $684.25 million, which comes in under the state property tax cap.

“Based on the results of our review, we found that the significant revenue and expenditure projections in the proposed budget are reasonable,” the state auditor wrote.

“The comptroller recognized that this is a solid, responsible budget that holds the line on spending while conservatively and realistically projecting revenues, including sales tax,” said County Executive Edwin Day.

The comptroller’s audit came days after an audit of county finances performed by the county legislature predicted the deficit that totaled $138 million four years ago will reach zero by the end of the year.

“We were on the brink of fiscal collapse four years ago,” said Day. “Thanks to our careful management and the reforms we have put in place we have done a total turnaround.”

The county legislature must approve Day’s proposed 2018 county budget.


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