The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors voted today to approve the Adopted Budget for the Fiscal Year 2015-16. The $3.8B spending plan covers the wide range of services provided by Sacramento County including Airports, Child Protection Services, District Attorney, Environmental Management, Landfill Operations, Property Tax, Public Health, Sheriff, Transportation, and many others.
The Board allocated additional funds to augment the following services:
Create a third Illegal Camping Patrol Unit for Regional Parks
Increase Mather Regional Park/Dry Creek Parkway patrol and maintenance
Funding partnerships with non-profits to augment parks services
A dedicated Homeless Navigator for north area
Additional $160,000 to offset Sacramento Steps Forward fundraising efforts for Winter Sanctuary
“With the improving economy, the County and its non-profit and private partners have made tremendous strides in restoring services and rebuilding systems in areas including mental health, public health and public safety,” said Chairman of the Board Phil Serna. “There is still a great deal of work to be done however, including comprehensively looking at how we deliver services to those experiencing homelessness and the future management of our parks systems. We look forward to moving forward with the work that’s begun and collaboratively tackling these pressing issues.”
The Board approved additional funding in June covering a number of services covering mental health, Child Protective Services, Foster Care, Probation, public safety, homeless services and park patrol and recruitment and training is in place to fill those positions.
“I’m particularly pleased that the Board approved creating a Veterans’ Services Officer position to fill a veterans leadership role in the community,” said County Executive Bradley J. Hudson.
View all budget documents: http://www.ofm.saccounty.net/Pages/AnnualBudgets.aspx