Dakota County budget at $307 million
Doing "less with less."
That is how Dakota County Finance Director Matt Smith described the recommended 2011 Dakota County budget to the Dakota County Board of Commissioners this week.
The recommended budget is $307.1 million, compared to the 2010 budget of about $368 million. The recommended levy for the 2011 is $129,402,073 (the amount property owners pay), or an .8 percent increase over this year's levy of $128.4 million.