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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Press Release

Contact Information: Joan Olson 630-407-6015

Wednesday, August 19, 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, determining spending levels for all of the County's programs.

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

"DuPage County, like all levels of local government, is greatly impacted by the state's financial situation. As we begin to draft a budget that meets residents' needs in a financially responsible way, it's imperative that we gather feedback on what programs and services they utilize," said Cronin.

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

"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 tell us they value in terms of community needs and services."

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