Feb. 26, 2014
The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors had their first of three works sessions on the 2015 budget on Wednesday.
Each session will deal with a proponent of the budget. Wednesday morning, the board focused on the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). The CIP will fund mandates, maintenance, and projects in the county over the next five years.
For the 2015 fiscal year budget, majority of CIP will be allocated towards schools, public safety and courts. Supervisor Diantha McKeel expressed concern that only 32 percent of the fund were going toward schools. McKeel said there have been previous years when those funds were closer to 50 percent.
Supervisor Ken Boyd shared Mckeel's concerns saying he would like to see more money allocated for schools rather than sidewalk paving.
While schools were receiving the largest portion of funds from the CIP, public safety was second was 26 percent and courts with 17 percent.
Supervisors will meet on Friday, February 28, to discuss the general fund and Monday, March 3, to discuss school funding.