Fiscally Responsible Government Operations
Franklin County is one of only two counties in Ohio with a Double-AAA bond rating. Rated triple-A by Moody’s and S&P, which is among the highest rated 2% of counties and local governments nationwide.
The commissioners have committed to a pay-as-you-go approach for the $200 million construction of the new county jail facility and relocation of the Coroner’s Office. Utilizing the proceeds from the temporary sales tax for the project rather than issuing $200 million in debt is expected to save approximately $100 million in avoided interest costs over the life of the debt service.
Franklin County strives to keep staffing expenditures in control. Despite increases in demand for services driven by population growth, the 2017 budget includes 284 fewer full-time equivalent positions the 2009 Budget. The 2017 budget also sets aside $6 million in Contingency to cover unforeseen expenditures that may occur during the year.
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