The Children’s Agenda presents its 20th annual review of the proposed Monroe County budget to highlight the County’s planned investments in children and recommend changes we believe will help create a thriving community for families and children.
The 2023 budget proposals come at a time of transition in our community. We are moving out of the emergency phase of the pandemic but we are not past it. Important sectors of our community have not fully recovered. COVID relief funds have provided some assistance, but much of the funding has not yet delivered its full impact. The County’s leadership and its $1.3 billion in expenditures must be devoted to more robust progress in 2023.
The Children’s Agenda advocates for effective policies and drives evidenced-based solutions for the health, education and success of children. We are especially committed to children who are vulnerable because of poverty, racism, health inequities and trauma.