DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis will present his proposed 2011 budget to the county commission on Wednesday afternoon.
Ellis puts the budget together, but the commission has the final approval. A final vote is scheduled for early next year.
Officials say Ellis will likely call for a property tax increase to meet an anticipated $55 million shortfall in next year’s budget.
Commissioner Lee May, chairman of the budget committee, said the commission will not approve a tax hike until the CEO reorganizes the government and makes drastic cuts in spending.