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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:
For land acquisition and infrastructure improvements to support the development of affordable housing in the county
Earmarked for childcare subsidies, an increase of $10.2 million from 2021 levels
For economic development, with $3 million for workforce training, $3 million for tourism and hospitality, and $2 million for entrepreneurship
Cut from the county property tax levy, the largest county tax cut in more than a decade
To support healthcare equity and access