Developing the budget is one of the most critical, and complex, duties with which the Board of County Supervisors is tasked. This process is a delicate balance between investing in the services that enhance our community and while also not overburdening the taxpayers of Prince William. It always involves tough choices. That was truer than ever this year, as the financial realities of the COVID-19 took hold.

County staff has worked tirelessly budget for the increased need for safety net services brought about by the pandemic, even as revenue projections drop. The over $40M in budget cuts include eliminating a planned 3% merit increase for County staff, pausing most Capital Improvement Program projects and initiating a hiring freeze. While not the ambitious budget proposed in February, the budget that passed on April 28 contains a mix of strategic cuts and investments that will help our community weather this storm, together. Read Supervisor Boddye’s statement on the FY 2021 Budget, and view posts from throughout the process below.

Board Authorizes Vehicle Tax Extension, Explores Additional Relief Options

As promised, on Tuesday, Sept. 12, I joined my Board colleagues in taking action to address concerns related to FY24 vehicle personal property taxes. During the September 12 BOCS meeting, […]

Proposed FY24 Budget Features Lower R/E Tax Rate & Historic Education Investment

On Feb. 28, County Executive Chris Shorter presented his proposed FY2024 Budget, which he based on conversations with County agencies and elected officials; the 2021–2024 Strategic Plan and newly-adopted Comprehensive […]

FY2023 Proposed Budget: Public Hearing (March 15) & Highlights

Tomorrow night, March 15 at 7:30 PM, the Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on the proposed FY 2023 budget. As with every year, the Board must find […]

New Vehicle Compliance Program Enforces Personal Property Tax Laws

The Department of Finance, Division of Tax Administration wants to inform Prince William County residents of its new Vehicle Compliance program, which was approved by the Board of County Supervisors [...]

Investing in Shared Commitments: Proposed FY22 Budget  

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Supervisors reject resolution to shutdown talk of ‘reallocating police funding’ from strategic plan update | News | princewilliamtimes.com

“Even if we disagree with something the community said they wanted, who are we to say, ‘No, we don’t agree with you, so we’re cutting you out of the conversation?’” […]

Co-responder Program Improves Outcomes for Individuals in Crisis

Prince William County Community Services (CS) and Police Department have worked hard over the past several months developing the new Co-Responder Program that was approved by the Board of County […]

Prince William County awarded $41 million in second round of CARES Act funding | Coronavirus | insidenova.com

While the county continues to grapple with climbing costs associated with the pandemic, including dramatic costs estimates for schools in the fall, Prince William County has received an infusion of […]

Boddye On School Funding: We Are In This Together

Last night, the Prince William County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to allocate $5M of its CARES Act funding to Prince William County Public Schools, to offset costs associated with […]

Board of County Supervisors’ Allocates an Additional $25 Million in CARES Act Funding

In May, the Prince William Board of County Supervisors voted to allocate $15.8 million of the $41 million of CARES Act funding the county received from the federal government, with […]