Sacramento, CA—During final budget hearings, beginning September 7 at 9:30 a.m., the Board of Supervisors will review and approve the Adopted Budget Documents for Fiscal Year 2016-17.
“The nearly $4B budget, including $2.4B in General Fund, is a good balance between investing in critical Health and Human Services and shoring up fiscal stability,” said Chair of the Board Roberta MacGlashan. “We’re also making a much needed General Fund investment of $1.4 million towards a phased-in plan for improving roads in the unincorporated County.”
The Health and Human Services areas slated for increased funding include Mental Health, Public Health, Child Protective Services, Alcohol and Drug Treatment, and Senior and Adult Services.
The fiscal stability funding includes meeting the Board’s directive of placing 10 percent of the Available Fund Balance into a savings account for a rainy day, repaying transfers made at the height of the recession, and setting aside funds for major projects required in the coming years, including the mandated replacement of the Voter Registration IT system, and replacing the Assessor’s Property Tax IT system.
“Funding for these investments comes from a variety of discretionary, federal and state funds,” said County Executive Nav Gill. “In addition to putting aside prudent funds in reserves, we’re making enhancements to key County services, including 72 positions in the Department of Health and Human Services, 40 of which are dedicated to Child Protective Services.”
The Budget will be heard before the Board of Supervisors on September 7, 2016 at 9:30 a.m., with deliberations continuing to September 8 as needed. The location is at 700 H Street in the County Administration Building, first floor. The public is invited to attend.
View budget documents online
or in person on the 7th floor of the Administration Building, 700 H Street, Suite 7650.