The Budget Commission is composed of three officials: the Cuyahoga County Executive, Fiscal Officer, and Prosecutor.
The County Fiscal Officer serves as the Secretary to the Commission and employs a staff to execute the statutory functions of the Budget Commission.
The primary functions are:
- Auditing annual tax budgets of 105 taxing authorities in Cuyahoga County.
- Determining annual property tax rates for each taxing authority.
- Issuing Official Amended Certificate of Estimated Resources to each taxing authority; this document is a statement of all estimated revenues and is used as a budgetary tool to review spending.
- Distributing all property tax revenues collected to 38 cities, 19 villages, 2 townships, 33 school districts, 9 library systems, and 4 county taxing authorities (Cuyahoga County Executive, Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority, Cuyahoga Community College, and Cleveland Metroparks). Over 3.8 billion dollars of tax revenues are distributed annually.
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