Every day you do your best to work within your family's budget. In her State of the County Address, Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks says every level of government needs to do the same thing.
She talked about economic development, public safety, health and other programs at the Eastman Business Park Thursday night. Brooks talked at length about development and business.
She also talked about mandated programs. Brooks says they make up 82% of the county's budget. She says many people need the programs, but counties have no control over the cost. She says her priority will be Rochester's people.
Maggie Brooks, Monroe Co. Executive, said, "To me, the solution is clear, very simple, fix the mandates, and you fix the counties, fix the mandates, and you fix the counties. and more local property taxpayers will be able to keep more money each and every year in their family budget."