The Board of Supervisors decided on budget items for the 2013-2014 fiscal year on Tuesday, June 11.
$5.4 billion are appropriated for the following county programs for the upcoming fiscal year: 1) public protection, 2) community services, 3) infrastructure and environmental resources, 4) general government services, 5) capital improvements, 6) debt service, and 7) insurance, reserves, and miscellaneous items.
A recommended reduction plan was brought before the Board of Supervisors to take the VLF fees into account. Public protection will face the least amount of cuts with only a 3.7% reduction from base net county costs, while capital improvements will be hit the hardest with a 41.3% reduction from the same.
The following issues were also important items of discussion:
- AB 109 – 3% city funding instructions to the CCP to address the $10.1 million shortfall faced in the County.
- Grand Jury – Bringing the grand jury stipend back to the level required by state law.
- The Public Defender fee structure
- The District Attorney – The procedure of uploading DNA samples
The Board of Supervisors will vote on the final budget for the 2013-2014 fiscal year on Tuesday, June 25, 2013.