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Taking a Look at Westchester County’s 2022 Budget

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Westchester County unveils new priorities in its 2022 budget, with highlights centering around affordable housing and childcare.

Despite the economic challenges posed by the COVID pandemic, Westchester County closed out 2021 with a $64 million operating surplus and unveiled a $2.2 billion budget in December. Here are some of the investments and highlights within the budget, signed by County Executive George Latimer in mid-December:

$50M

For land acquisition and infrastructure improvements to support the development of affordable housing in the county

$45M

For structural improvements to the Playland Ice Casino and Playland Amusement Park

$38.9M

Earmarked for childcare subsidies, an increase of $10.2 million from 2021 levels

$25M

For economic development, with $3 million for workforce training, $3 million for tourism and hospitality, and $2 million for entrepreneurship

$7M

Cut from the county property tax levy, the largest county tax cut in more than a decade

$6M

To support healthcare equity and access


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