The Lexington County budget that goes into effect at the beginning of July includes funding to hire more sheriff's deputies, firefighters and paramedics.
A spending plan that is 25-million-dollars more than it was last year, is expected to slightly raise property taxes. The County Council agreed on Tuesday that public safety will definitely be factored into the budget in response to population growth.
The entire 170-million-dollar plan is still under consideration after two council members said they wanted to look into current spending practices before approving a new budget. They have three weeks to come up with their questions and see if changes need to be made.