Headlines – Pittman County Executive Releases FY23 Budget Proposal, Video

FY23 budget proposal includes savings for taxpayers, record investments in education, public safety, parks, healthcare and smart infrastructure

Annapolis, MD (April 28, 2022) – Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman released his FY23 budget proposal today along with a video address to residents. The budget includes savings for taxpayers, as well as record investments in education, public safety, parks, healthcare and smart infrastructure. To see the budget video, click here. For the full text of the budget speech, click here.

“The wise investments we have made in ourselves over the past three years have not only improved our bond ratings, but also enabled us this year to provide tax relief, prepare for future economic challenges and to make record investments in education, public safety, parks and smart infrastructure,” County Executive Steuart Pittman said. “This budget proposal is a direct response to requests from residents of 29 budget town halls over the past four years to invest in local government institutions that serve and protect our people and our environment.”

The FY23 County Executive’s Budget Proposal includes:

Taxpayer Benefits

Education

  • Capital


    • For the first time in county history, the budget proposal includes funding for 100% of the school board’s capital budget request for the coming year.

    • This includes moving Old Mill Middle School North into the six-year schedule.

  • Backtracking and Salary


    • The budget proposal restores increments and makes all AACPS employee units whole.

    • It also fully funds the Board of Education’s demand for salary increases for all teachers, staff and school bus drivers.

  • Blueprint for the Future of Maryland


    • The budget proposal fully funds obligations under Maryland’s Blueprint for the Future, including comprehensive changes to Maryland’s early childhood and public schools to provide promise and opportunity for all children.

    • The budget sets a new county record of $50 million against the state’s sustaining effort requirement, which is also a record $50 million from last year’s budget.

  • New positions, including:


    • 119 new special education positions

    • 29 new social/emotional learning stations

    • 48 new pre-k positions to convert half-day programs into full-time pre-k classes

    • 20 new English language development positions

    • 3 new bilingual animators

    • 140 new teaching positions, including the final year of staffing required to fully open Crofton High School

public safety

  • 911 call center



  • Police capital budget


    • The budget proposal includes the replacement of the dilapidated firing range, a new forensic facility and a new special operations facility.

    • In order to attract and retain the best officers in the region, the budget proposal provides cars for all officers, with an investment of $3.7 million in 55 new vehicles.

  • Police personnel


    • The budget funds a Police Accountability Board director and assistant, as well as new staff to handle public information inquiries, body-worn camera reviews, expungements and victim witness support.

  • fire apparatus



  • fire personnel



Recreation and parks

  • Parks


    • The budget proposal includes two new parks – Tanyard Springs and South Shore – and major investments in Bacon Ridge in Forney, Odenton Library Park, Deale and the new Brooklyn Park Center.

    • It also includes improvements to 25 playgrounds

  • Access to water



  • Accessibility



Economy, housing and health

“This is the strongest and most responsible budget I have seen since I became involved in Anne Arundel County government in 2010,” said Chris Trumbauer, budget manager. County. “The deliberate and careful planning of our last three budgets has earned us a coveted AAA bond rating, and this proposed budget will help us achieve that rating while investing in key county services and programs. It really is the best budget – for all.


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