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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Press Release

Contact Information: Johnna Kelly 630-407-6022

Monday, July 20, 2015

Residents Invited to Provide Input on County Programs, Spending

DuPage County residents have a chance to weigh in on their priorities by participating in this year's County budget survey. The survey is now available online at www.surveymonkey.com/r/dupagebudgetsurvey

Each year, the DuPage County Board gathers public opinion as it shapes next year's budget. 

County Board Chairman Dan Cronin said this year's budget survey is particularly important as the county faces a potential loss of $4.5 million in funding due to the state's budget crisis. 

"When the state faces a fiscal crisis, we all feel it in the counties. We will tighten our belts accordingly but our goal remains the same:  to provide the highest quality services for our residents in the most efficient, cost-effective manner possible," said Cronin. 

Finance Committee Chairman Paul Fichtner said the survey coincides with the regular budget process as officials determine spending levels for Fiscal Year 2016, which begins on December 1, 2015. 

"We have always received thoughtful feedback from our residents through our budget surveys," said Fichtner.  "We look forward to engaging the public through this process and hearing what our residents believe are the programs and services they value most."

DuPage County residents may take the survey at www.surveymonkey.com/r/dupagebudgetsurvey.