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(PLACERVILLE, CA) – The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors yesterday formally adopted the $569
million operating budget for fiscal year 2017/18 which they conceptually approved September 19th.
“The State of California requires Counties to adopt their final budget prior to October 2nd of each year, and by
doing so yesterday, the Board of Supervisors cemented its commitment to responsibly plan for the future,
augment its reserve funds, attend to critical road repair and building maintenance, and maintain services to its
residents,” said Chief Administrative Officer, Don Ashton.
The adopted budget includes the following:
Noting that while the Board was able to fully fund contingency and reserve accounts and achieve goals
embodied in the June Recommended Budget, Ashton indicated that the County must continue to look for
efficiencies in the coming years in order to meet State mandates out of the Board’s control and be responsive to
“While this budget reflects the good work we have done this past year, we now begin the work of the next fiscal
year’s budget, trying to balance the realities of an older population that is growing exponentially and will
require maintained or increased levels of service, while still preserving a rural lifestyle,” Ashton said.
Providing safe, healthy and vibrant communities; respecting our natural resources and historical heritage.