By: OC Supervisor Todd Spitzer
This coming Tuesday, June 10, the Orange County Public Budget Preview will be held from 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM in the Hall of Administration’s Planning Commission Hearing Room. This will be followed at 9:30 AM by a public hearing on the budget, which will take place in the adjacent Board of Supervisors Hearing Room. The Fiscal Year (FY) 2014-15 budget is scheduled to be in effect from July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015.
“The budget is the one issue that affects all areas of governance,” Supervisor Todd Spitzer said. “I encourage the public to participate in this process as we set the funding priorities of the County.”
At the public preview at 8:00 AM, County budget staff will provide a brief overview of the FY 2014-15 budget, share information about the County budget process, and discuss the budget documents, which are already available online at http://ocgov.com/gov/ceo/deputy/finance/budget.
At the public hearing at 9:30 AM, the Board of Supervisors will hear from County staff and the public about the FY 2014-15 budget. Supervisors will also provide their feedback and take straw votes on budgetary issues. If the hearing is not completed on June 10, it may be extended to a second day on Wednesday, June 11. The budget will return for a final vote by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, June 24.
Both the preview and hearing will take place at the Orange County Hall of Administration, 333 W. Santa Ana Blvd., Santa Ana.