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Posted on: May 27, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Prince George’s County Council Approves Prince George’s County FY 2017 Budget

Approved FY 2017 Budget Reflects Shared Commitment to Investing in Our Communities

Upper Marlboro, MD – Yesterday, the Prince George’s County Council approved the FY 2017 Budget after a collaborative three-month process with the Baker Administration. The budget reflects the shared commitments of the County Executive and County Council by making investments in core services that address the needs of communities across Prince George’s County.

"I want to personally thank Chairman Davis and Vice Chair Glaros for their leadership during this year’s budget process,” said Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III. “The collaborative spirit shown by their leadership, along with the other members of the County Council, was clearly evident.”

Key investments in the approved Prince George’s County FY 2017 Budget include:
• 150 new police officers;
• 70 new sworn fire fighters;
• 105 new sworn correctional officers;
• 25 new deputy sheriffs;
• $1.92 billion to the Prince George’s County Public School System;
• Nearly $3 million in additional funding for a comprehensive domestic violence initiative;
• $9 million for the Economic Development Incentive (EDI) Fund to attract and retain businesses;
• $52 million and $16 million over the next 2 years to support redevelopment efforts in Suitland and Glenarden communities, respectively;
• A new permitting system to improve the inspection and permitting review processes;
• $20 million in additional capital funding to improve County roadways; and
• $2 million in additional funding to reduce litter on County roadways.

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