A 2014 budget that raises Fulton County property taxes countywide for the first time since 1991 and cuts spending for libraries, Grady Memorial Hospital and other services was approved by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners Monday .
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Fulton County 2014 budget at a glance
*Assumes an increase in the county property tax rate by 1.57 mills. County commissioners won’t approve the tax rate until this summer.
*Most county libraries will be closed one or two days a week. The Central Library and Auburn Avenue Research Library will remain open seven days.
*Fulton will reduce its operating subsidy for Grady Memorial Hospital from $50 million to $45 million.
*Breakfast at local senior centers will cost 50 cents more, while lunch will cost $1 more. County residents will pay a $25 annual membership fee at senior centers.
*Commissioners voted 5 to 2 to approve the budget. Supporting it were Chairman John Eaves, Vice Chairwoman Emma Darnell and Commissioners Bill Edwards, Joan Garner and Tom Lowe. Opposing the budget were Commissioners Liz Hausmann and Robb Pitts.