The DeKalb County Commission unanimously passed a nearly $559 million dollar budget Tuesday. Commissioners passed the 2013 budget without a small tax increase originally proposed by DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis. The budget includes a cost of living adjustment for the county’s lowest paid workers.

DeKalb Commission to Make Tough Budget Decisions

Jan 22, 2013

DeKalb County Commissioners will face tough choices as they begin weighing how to balance the 2013 budget Tuesday. 

As a result of declining property tax revenue and the incorporation of the city of Brookhaven, commissioners will have to consider spending cuts or a potential property tax rate increase proposed by DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis. The 1.9 percent millage rate increase would cost almost $49 more per year for owners of a $200,000 home. But Commissioner Jeff Rader is hoping to avoid that increase.