Finance and Budget Documents
Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Budget Information
For the 10th consecutive year, the county’s general fund millage rate will not increase for FY2020. The overall proposed tax rate also remains the same as last year -- at 8.2540 mils for the general fund, EMS, library and environmental lands.
While property valuations finally exceeded FY08’s valuation (from $26.3 billion to $28.4 billion), the increase in population also results in more demand for services – especially for public safety and transportation. During the same time, the County’s staffing levels have remained below pre-recession levels as property values were slowly recovering.
Whether it is being at capacity for responding to rescue calls, capacity in our inmate population at the jail or the more than $1B in needs to expand our existing road network, the Adopted Budget attempts to address these needs in accordance with the Board’s priorities. As a result, the Adopted Budget is a balancing act between available resources and the demand of mandated and core responsibilities, including the above public safety and transportation needs, alongside concentrated efforts to grow and strengthen the County with desired quality of life amenities.
FISCAL YEAR (FY) 2020 BUDGET DOCUMENTS
The below chart represents the County's budget / program planning cycle.