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El Dorado County Board of Supervisors Approve the Fiscal Year 2016-17 Budget Which Makes Investments for the Future While Being Fiscally Responsible

Placerville, CA – On September 27, 2016, El Dorado County Board of Supervisors approved the County’s budget for fiscal year 2016-17 totaling $548.92 million. 

The fiscally conservative, balanced budget invests in county identified infrastructure and public safety priorities from the strategic plan while setting aside funds in reserves and contingency for emergencies and deferred maintenance for aging county buildings. The following are examples of strategic plan investments made in the fiscal year 2016-17 budget: 

  •  $3.075 million for initial costs towards the Sheriff’s Department new Public Safety Facility
  •  $2 million additional funds for road maintenance and improvements, increasing the road maintenance and operations budget to $18.9 million
  •  $1.2 million set aside for County costs for a new Juvenile Hall facility for the West Slope, matching a $9.6 million State grant
  •  $753,000 for improvements to the Spring Street facility in Placerville where many senior programs are located
  •  $535,000 for a new property tax system
  •  $250,000 as a grant match with the State of California to fight the tree mortality problem
  •  $195,000 to the District Attorney to continue programs that help to keep the public safe from impaired drivers 

While challenges still remain, this budget invests in goals set forth by the Board of Supervisors in the County Strategic Plan. The budget does more than ensure that appropriations are within revenues, it provides a stable foundation that will help the County to continue to achieve ‘The Gold Standard in Public Service.’