The budget of the district of Erding is financially torn from two sides: Because the key allocations are falling because the allocation power, which is based on taxable previous years, has increased by four percent, according to District Administrator Martin Bayerstorfer (CSU). In addition, the district of Upper Bavaria, to which the district pays its district levy, needs more money: This levy increases by 0.7 percentage points to 21.7 percent, in absolute figures to 46.7 million euros, 3.3 million more than last year. The district therefore needs a higher district levy, which is paid by the 26 municipalities in the district. Up for discussion is an increase of 3.75 percentage points to 53.75 percent. That is 115 million euros, and 6.21 million euros are to be withdrawn from the reserve. In the district committee for building and energy, the mayors represented there were not impressed by such a scenario in view of falling tax revenues. District Administrator Bayerstorfer was able to avert the proposal to finance more through loans. On the other hand, there was a majority in favor of a flat-rate cancellation of five percent in building maintenance. Where the red pencil is applied is now up to the administration.
District Administrator Bayerstorfer explained that an increase in personnel costs was particularly noticeable in the household. However, it is based on the increase in collective bargaining agreements; no staff plan expansion has been made. The total budget provides for 211 million euros. The largest measures can be found in the areas of construction, schools, social affairs and hospitals. “The investment initiative for the clinic is particularly important for the district of Erding,” emphasized the district administrator. Bayerstorfer took the position that one shouldn’t postpone too many projects in the future. Because he is assuming that 2021 will not only be a difficult year from a financial point of view, but also in 2022 and 2023. He also expects an increase in basic security and Hartz IV: “I am convinced that many of those now are on short-time work, will be given notice. ” Therefore, one should avoid too large an investment backlog, he emphasized.
A lot of money is earmarked for schools in particular. A total of ten million euros is earmarked for the gym of the Anne Frank Gymnasium in 2021. Together with the extension, the entire project is estimated at almost 32 million euros in the coming years. For the renovation of the kitchen and canteen as well as the school expansion at the Korbinian-Aigner-Gymnasium, 1.7 million euros are earmarked for the coming year. The budget for the grammar school in Dorfen is 200,000 euros, for the vocational school in Erding it is almost 307,000 euros and for the secondary school in Taufkirchen it is 120,000 euros. Nevertheless, Maria Feckl (Greens) complained that one million euros had been saved in the maintenance of the schools. “That is still 500,000 euros more than in the 2020 budget,” replied Bayerstorfer. Georg Nagler (SPD) suggested planning more loan financing. Bayerstorfer pointed out that the overall debt of the district also had to take into account the debt of the clinic. “If we take out loans now, I wonder what we will do when there are even more difficult years.” Ferdinand Geisberger (CSU) pointed out that the communities will have “extreme losses” in the next two to three years. Christian Pröbst (CSU) therefore suggested reducing the costs of building maintenance and building construction by a flat rate of five percent. That would be 140,000 euros. The committee approved the proposal unanimously.