The Dade County Board of Commissioners held a special called meeting on June 18 at the Dade Administrative Building to adopt the new FY2021 budget.
The budget, totaling $11,478,000, was unopposed and adopted unanimously. A brochure from the county website split the budget up to show where the money will be used.
According to the brochure, 53 percent of the budget, a total of $6,059,200, will be divided between all Public Safety offices. The Sheriff’s Office and jails will receive the most, totaling $3,498,500, with Emergency Services gaining $1,133,900, Courts receiving $1,131,900, Fire and Rescue receiving $236,700 and Community Watch, the Coroner, Juvenile Justice and Animal Control splitting $58,200.
General Government, which includes Administration, Maintenance, Information Technology, Tax Commissioner, Tax Assessor, Elections Economic Development and Judicial Administration, will split 26 percent of the budget, a total of $2,963,500. Administration, Maintenance and IT will divide $1,568,400. The Tax Assessor and Elections offices will split $555,200. The Tax Commissioner’s office will receive $369,100. Economic Development will gain $359,200 and Judicial Administration will receive $111,600.
Public Works, which includes Roads, the Transfer Station and Maintenance Shop, will split 12 percent of the budget, totaling $1,435,400, with $731,100 going to Roads, $505,600 going to the Transfer Station and Recycling and $198,700 going to the Maintenance Shop.
Health and Welfare, which consists of the Board of Family and Children Services, the Board of Public Health and Public Transportation will split 5 percent of the budget, a total of $615,300. Public Transportation will receive the most, totaling $377,700, followed by the Health Department with $182,400 and DFACS with $55,200.
Culture and Recreation, which includes Parks and Recreation, the Library and Senior Center, will split 4 percent of the budget, a total of $404,600. Parks and Recreation will receive $271,700. The Library will gain $110,500 and the Senior Center will receive $22,400.