(PLACERVILLE, CA) – El Dorado County Board of Supervisors approved a $536 million Recommended Budget Tuesday that funds general government, law and justice, land use, health and human services, and contingencies. It is a $12.7 million decrease from last year’s adopted budget, includes a decrease of 40 full-time-equivalent positions and fully funds the County’s General Fund contingency, general reserve and capital improvement funds.
"The Board of Supervisors had some challenging decisions to make in approving this Recommended Budget,” said Chief Administrator Don Ashton. “However, they approved a balanced budget that meets State mandates, upholds the Board’s priorities and is consistent with the County’s Strategic Plan.”
The County’s fiscal year runs July 1-June 30th. The Recommended Budget adopted today allows the County to operate in the upcoming fiscal year until the books are closed on the current fiscal year. The Board will hold public hearings in September and make any additional changes to today’s approved Recommended Budget and pass a final, Approved Budget by the end of September.
Highlights of the Approved Budget include $3 million in local funds for road repairs, $2 million to improve the County’s Information Technology infrastructure and $1 million for Americans with Disabilities Act improvements and a $3.8 million reduction in General Government departments.
The Board made one change to the Recommended Budget it received and which was made public June 2nd: They funded the Senior Legal Services program for Fiscal Year 2017-18 with direction to convene a special group comprised of two Supervisors and representatives from the Chief Administration Office, the Health and Human Services Agency, the County Commission on Aging, Senior Legal Services staff and selected stakeholders to prepare a study about how best to provide senior legal services in the future and report their progress to the Board in 90 days.
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