Dutchess County Budget Survey
Tell us what county programs and services
are important to you
As we work to craft the 2014 Dutchess County budget, we are once again asking you for your feedback about the programs and services offered by Dutchess County Government and what choices YOU would make regarding revenue and spending options.
More than 2,200 residents offered valuable feedback in last year’s survey, helping us to craft the 2013 budget that began our multi-year transformation of county government. The 2013 budget included consolidations and reorganizations across county government; workforce reductions including more than 100 permanent position eliminations, community investment programs and much more.
Yet, the challenges still grow, as Dutchess County Government, like families and businesses across the nation, continues to deal with the impacts of economic recession and stagnation. Demand for county government’s services remains on rise and so do the costs, particularly for mandated programs required by state and federal government that we have little or no control over.
Budget projections indicate that we simply will not have enough revenue next year to cover the full cost of programs and services as they are offered today. With the majority of our county budget tied to mandate requirements, our options are very limited and the choices are difficult. That is why the guidance county residents offer in this budget survey is so important.
We are grateful for your time and feedback. We look forward to your comments.
Printed copies of the budget surveys are also available at all Dutchess County Motor Vehicles office locations or can be obtained by calling the Dutchess County Budget Office at 486-2000.
Una versión en español del Cuestionario se puede recoger en la Oficina de Presupuesto del Condado de Dutchess o en cualquier Departamento de Motores y Vehículos ubicación.
Por favor devuelva la encuesta completada a:
Condado de Dutchess Oficina Presupuestaria del sexto piso
22 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601