General Fund expenditures in the FY 2024 proposed budget are $4.51 billion, an increase of $279.9 million or 6.6% over the FY 2023 budget. The hallmark of the budget continues to make strategic investments in education, public safety, health and human services agencies. Approximately 81.7% of the County’s budget supports K-12 education and public safety costs. Funding for the Board of Education comprises the largest portion of the County’s budget at 62.0%. In FY 2024, public safety agencies are allocated $888.6 million or 19.7% of the total budget. The remaining 18.3% of the budget supports debt service costs and the general operations of the government.