Chesterfield Finds Money

Will Invest in Public Safety

November 19, 2020 - 5:20 pm

(Matt Demlein, WRVA)


Chesterfield, Va. ( -  Chesterfield County says smart planning at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, as well as stronger than expected sales tax revenue, has given it some money to work with.  As a result, the county plans to invest over 13 million into public safety.

Deputy County Manager Matt Harris says it appears residents stayed home during the pandemic, and shopped locally, which aided the revnue figures.  The county did have to furlough some workers as part of the cutbacks, and says they are making moves to rehire them once the covid restrictions are lifted and their jobs can be done.  School funding was not considered because it is on a different timeline.

Raises for public safety, as part of this proposal,  will start in January.