Washtenaw County Health Department Budget To Be Discussed Tonight

Sep 9, 2020

Allocating funding for the Washtenaw County Health Department will be a main topic of discussion during Wednesday's Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners meeting.  

The board will discuss a $16.6 million health department budget proposed for the 2020/2021 fiscal year.  Commissioner Katie Scott says that’s about $800,000 more than last year’s budget but it’s expected because of the additional funding that will be needed for COVID-19 response services.    

Commissioner Katie Scott: Looking at this budget will be particularly illuminating for us and help us further the discussion about whether or not we need a public health millage in Washtenaw County. 

Last month, the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners decided to table a vote on whether a public health millage should be placed on the November ballot because they needed more time to discuss the issue.

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— Jorge Avellan is a reporter for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu