Hemstreet to Present Loudoun Budget Proposal

County Administrator Tim Hemstreet will unveil his proposed county budget at the Board of Supervisors meeting tonight.

Starting 5 p.m., Hemstreet will explain his proposed budget and how it balances Loudoun’s tight fiscal situation, stemming in large part from slowly climbing property assessments and a record-setting school budget request.

The school budget is the biggest open question ahead of tonight’s budget presentation. The school board has requested $1.07 billion, requiring a $58 million increase in funding from the county over the current year’s budget.

Supervisors have criticized the budget for asking for more than the county has to give.

“He will not fund all the stuff that schools are requesting, because we can’t,” said Supervisor Matthew F. Letourneau (R-Dulles.)

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