By: Orange County Supervisor Shawn Nelson
The Board accepted the First Quarter Budget Report for FY 2013-14, from July 1 to September 30. The Quarterly Budget Report provides the Board of Supervisors, members of the public, County departments, and other interested parties with an overview of the current status of revenues, expenditures, Net County Cost (NCC), total budgeted positions and various departmental issues requiring recommended changes to the County’s budget.
The Board unanimously approved six of the report’s recommended actions. In one, the Board voted to approve up to $200,000 in State reimbursement for an annual public safety conference, with the clarification that the actual reimbursement is only a fraction of that amount, last year totaling approximately $850. However, the Board voted 3-2 in one of the actions, with Chairman Nelson in opposition, to terminate supplemental judicial benefits for all judges sworn in after December 10, 2013, in Orange County Superior Court. The County currently spends $2.6 million in these benefits. Continue reading