MENDOCINO Co., 6/3/19 — The Mendocino County Board of Supervisors will be holding their final budget deliberations tomorrow and Wednesday, June 4 and 5, at which they will make final recommendations to the county’s CEO, Carmel Angelo, for the budget for fiscal year 2019-20. After any changes are made, and barring any complications, the budget will then be ratified on June 18.
Such hearings are a unique, if occasionally tedious, opportunity to examine in detail the operation of county government, and will include examination of everything from the costs of running the county jail, labor contracts, fleet and gasoline costs, new equipment purchases, and the financial outlook of the cannabis program.
On the first day of hearings, June 4, supervisors will hear reports from each county departments, except for Health and Human Services, and Water, which will be heard on the morning of June 5. Members of the public are encouraged to attend and give comments. On June 5, supervisors will continue their budget discussions and finalize any decisions concerning budget changes.
Here’s what the schedule for the two days of budget discussion looks like, so that if you want to watch at home, via YouTube, you can. And here’s the link for Mendocino County’s YouTube page.
Executive Office Budget Overview – 9:15
• 9:30 – County Counsel
• 9:45 – Human Resources
• 10:00 – Capital Improvement Plan, Facilities & Fleet
• 10:30 – Fire Recovery
• 11:00 – Agriculture
• 11:15 – Transportation
• 11:30 – Cannabis
— Afternoon —
• 1:30 – Planning and Building Services
• 2:30 – Public Defender/Alternate Defender
• 3:00 – District Attorney
• 3:15 – Probation/Juvenile Hall
– Community Corrections Partnership (CCP)
• 4:00 – Sheriff/Jail
— Morning —
Departmental Updates – Impact Overview
• 9:15 – Health & Human Services Agency
• 10:15 – Water Agency
• 10:45 – Additional Funding Priorities
• 11:15 – Unanswered Questions & Budget
— Afternoon —
Budget Deliberations Continued – 1:30
And for those of you who keep a green visor in your desk, here is the the report with the proposed budget, as prepared by CEO Carmel Angelo, and Auditor-Controller Lloyd Weer, and their offices. It’s not exactly light reading at 196 pages, but has a very detailed break down of everything the county government does.Proposed-Budget-Report
And here are the agendas for the two days:MBoS-Agenda-June-4-2019