1. Is there funding in place to pay for construction?
Yes. Partial funding has been set aside for construction with additional requests for fund for fiscal year 2021 which begins on July 1, 2020. The County Executive forwards his proposed budget to the County Council no later than April 15th. The County Council must then pass the budget by June 15th. For more information on the budget process visit the County's Budget webpage.
2. How are restoration projected funded?
Resolution 005-15 Recordation Tax Reallocation was adopted in March 2015 which established a dedicated fund for restoration projects. This dedicated fund allows the County to sell bonds to fund these projects. Prior to establishing the dedicated fund, funding for these projects competed with other agencies such as the Sheriffs Office and Schools for general funds.