see it here. As previously predicted, it proposes no tax hike. Thus, if your home is assessed at $100,000, your tax bill will be $1,180.
The budget will be balanced by dipping into reserves to the tune of $8.2 million. This is deficit spending, the practice that ultimately leads to tax hikes. Eventually, you run out of money and need a mega tax hike. For all of Brown's claims to be someone different, he is following the playbook of past Executives, Democrat and Republican.
If Brown really wanted a balanced budget, he'd cut $8.2 million from spending or raise taxes a mill. But either of these options would be political solution, so he's playing it safe while pretending to be Mr. Efficient.
I had to laugh at his county organization (page vi), which places voters at the top. If he really felt that way, he would release his proposed budget to the people first, or at least at the same time that he makes it available to Council.
But his proposal to set aside a mill for capital improvements is a good one.