(WAUKESHA, WI) – On Tuesday, September 27, 2022, Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow introduced his 2023 Executive Budget to the Waukesha County Board of Supervisors.
Keeping residents safe in the fight against crime while supporting continued economic development and conservative stewardship of taxpayer dollars remains top priority. The proposed budget would cut the County tax rate for the ninth consecutive year, including every year County Executive Farrow has been in office. The Board of Supervisors is expected to pass the final budget in November.
“Each year, my goal is to present a budget that aligns with what our residents want: a safe and economically vibrant community, with low taxes, and a high quality of life,” said Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow. “The 2023 budget will do that with significant investments in law-enforcement, well-maintained roads that support our growing County, and responsible use of every tax dollar.”
If the County Executive’s Budget is passed as-is, the tax rate will drop from $1.68 to $1.52 per thousand dollars of home value, the lowest in at least the last three decades.
The 2023 Waukesha County Executive Budget allocates the greatest portion of new county tax levy to Justice and Public Safety, including over $1.5 million to support those areas.
The budget invests in infrastructure vital to the safety, economic development, and longevity of roads and facilities.
The 2023 budget also continues to focus on management and implementation of American Recovery Plan Act (ARPA) federal funds.
About the 2023 Waukesha County Budget
The 2023 Waukesha County Executive Budget is online at www.waukeshacounty.gov/Budget.