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2016 Budget Hearings

Annually, the Commissioners establish the operating budgets for 35 county agencies and departments and work with business and community leaders to preserve the high quality of life that makes Franklin County a great place to live and work.

The Commissioners will hold five days of public hearings on the 2016 Recommended Budget. The hearings begin on Tuesday, November 17th at 1 pm in the Commissioners’ Hearing Room (373 S. High St., 26th Floor).

Partnership Strengthens Government Transparency, Access to Records

The Franklin County Board of Commissioners in partnership with the Franklin County Auditor are enhancing the public’s access to information through an electronic record project dubbed Citizen Transparency, which makes millions of financial records available online in a safe, secure and easily searchable system.

The new system provides any member of the public with immediate access to current information and historical data on the County’s revenues and expenditures, including payroll.

Commissioners Approve First Round of Infrastructure Bank Loans

On October 27, the Commissioners approved the funding of three infrastructure projects around the county aimed at spurring economic growth. The projects are the first to be financed under the commissioners’ Infrastructure Works initiative, and are being undertaken by the cities of Whitehall and Upper Arlington, and the village of Marble Cliff.

Infrastructure Works makes almost $20 million available for low-interests loans for cities, villages, and townships within Franklin County to build physical infrastructure that will result in economic development.

Eligible projects may include transportation, energy, water and telecommunication infrastructure such as roads and bridges, electrical power networks, natural gas pipelines, wind, solar or other green infrastructure, and water and telecommunications infrastructure such as broadband and fiber.

Franklin County ranked No. 4 nationally for job creation

Franklin County ranks No. 4 among U.S. counties for jobs created by larger companies, according to an analysis of government employment figures by Headlight Data.

The ranking, which shows Franklin County adding 3,235 new jobs between 2013 and the end of last year, is supposed to give economic development officials an inkling for the places seeing the most success - and struggles - with hosting corporate headquarters.

ALERT Franklin County Emergency Notification System

ALERT Franklin County is a mass notification and warning system developed to quickly notify residents of weather emergencies, crime alerts, road closures and more.

You choose the community notifications and locations you want and how you want to receive them. Notifications can be received via text message, email, cell phone, home phone or work phone.

Watch General Session Online

Videos of the County Commissioners' General Session meetings are now online. Click on the link below to watch the most recent meeting.

Marilyn Brown President
Paula Brooks
John O'Grady