Approved budget invests in improving customer experience

Oakland County will invest in both its employees and government campus to improve customer service and safety after the Board of Commissioners (BOC) approved County Executive L. Brooks Patterson’s three-year, balanced budget today in a unanimous bi-partisan vote.

The county will continue to invest in infrastructure improvements on the government campus which include technology enhancements, security upgrades, and building renovations all of which are aimed at furthering efficiency and customer service. County employees will also see a general salary increase of 2.0% beginning October 1.

“Oakland County wants to remain an employer of choice in a booming economy and a highly-competitive talent market,” Patterson said. “Therefore, we’re continuing to invest in our employees after we asked them to make sacrifices during the Great Recession.”

Patterson also acknowledged the BOC and other county elected officials for their bipartisan cooperation in passing the three-year, balanced budget for fiscal years 2019 – 2021.

“If I had to identify the primary factor responsible for our financial management successes, it would be our committed adherence to long range planning and budgeting practices,” Patterson said. “It is forward planning coupled with action that separates Oakland County from other governments around the country.”

The general fund budgets for fiscal years 2019, 2020 and 2021 are $466,382,128; $467,444,492; and $476,224,907, respectively. The total budgets are $893,513,720; $893,953,685; and $901,630,539, respectively.

To see Patterson’s approved budget, go to, scroll to the bottom of the page to select the “County Budget” button, then click on the link for the “FY2019 – FY2021 Adopted Budget and General Appropriations Act.”