Durham Co. manager proposes county budget for 2025 fiscal year

Durham County Manager Kimberly Sowell presented her proposed budget Monday for the 2025 fiscal year.

Sowell proposed an overall budget of more than $954 million, a 7% increase from the county’s budget for the 2024 fiscal year.

The budget proposal included a 3.35-cent increase in the property tax rate. If approved, the county-wide property tax rate would be 78.47 cents for every $100 in property valuation.

The proposal also allocates an additional $13 million for Durham Public Schools. The budget proposal also included:

  • 3% increase in employee salaries
  • $1.4 million for the eviction diversion program
  • 10 new job positions
  • $845,000 in additional funding for operational needs in the Durham County Sheriff’s Office.

The county will ask for public comment before finalizing the budget. You can read the full budget proposal here.

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