President Joe Biden couldn’t get his Build Back Better Plan passed, however, the closer it gets to mid-June the more it looks like Guilford County Manager Mike Halford, Chairman of the Guilford County Board of Commissioners Skip Alston and the Democrats on the Board of Commissioners will get everything they’ve hoped and dreamed of for years.

At no time in this century has there been a county budget so jam-packed with goodies for everyone all around: pay raises for employees, funding for new projects, new cars, new positions across multiple departments, generous funding for non-profits, massive amounts of money for Guilford County Schools – and on and on and on.

If you own property in Guilford County, you’ll be paying for most of this. The new spending will be covered in part by an on average 14-cent property tax increase that will go into effect in 2022-2023.  The county’s tax rate will stay the same, but due to the 2022 revaluation of all property in the county and the failure of the board to adjust the rate downward, property owners will really be feeling it in their future tax bills.

The Guilford County Board of Commissioners is expected to pass a tweaked version of Halford’s colossal budget in mid-June and the board has scheduled a work session for Wednesday, June 8, at 3 p.m. in the McAdoo Conference Room on the third floor of the Truist Building at  201 W. Market St. in Greensboro.

The purpose of the work session is “to discuss the proposed FY 2022-23 budget and conduct any other necessary business.”

The new fiscal budget year starts on July 1, 2022.

The meeting room will be open for in-person attendance by the public.

The meeting will also be streamed on Zoom.

People may watch and/or listen by visiting, completing the webinar registration, selecting the option to join from the confirmation email before the meeting starts and choosing an audio option.

The meeting will also be livestreamed on Guilford County’s Facebook page.

Copies of the work session agenda will be available for review prior to the meeting’s start at You can contact Deputy Clerk Ariane Webb at for answers to any questions.