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Budget Presentation 2019/2020

Mission Statement

We commit to providing exceptional public service that: Creates a healthy and safe community, Exercises natural, cultural and financial resource stewardship, Promotes economic prosperity, and Enhances quality of life

Starting Point

  • General Fund projected deficit of $3,700,000
  • Fire Fund projected deficit of $500,000
  • Needed a combination of increased revenues and decreased appropriations that totaled $4,200,000

Change from Prior Year Adopted

  Adopted
FY 2018/19
 Adopted
FY 2019/20
Change Percent
General Fund 79,215,635 81,102,929 1,887,294 2.4%
 
Governmental 217,784,461 184,399,509 (33,384,952) -15.3%
Enterprise Funds 7,992,840 8,589,777 596,937 7.5%
Internal Service Funds 19,637,296 19,005,514 (631,782) -3.2%
All Budgeted Funds 245,414,597 211,994,799 (33,419,798) -13.6%
Permanent Employees
(all funds)
638.28 656.20 17.92 2.8%

How did we balance

  • Reorganization and Restructure of Community Resources Agency
  • Reorganization of Recreation and Library Services
  • Elimination of General Services Agency
  • Reorganization within Sheriff’s Office
  • Personnel changes in the District Attorney office
  • Personnel changes in the Probation Department and Juvenile Hall
  • Early retirement program

Personnel Changes

  • Net change all funds added 3.0 FTE
  • General Fund net change reduced -9.98 FTE (excludes addition of 9 for the new jail and two grant funded probation techs)
  • Most notable reductions are being recognized through the reorganization of the CRA.

Key Assumptions

  • One-time Revenue from AB109 to fund Jail Deputies for Transition into New Jail
  • New Fee Structure for Recreation Services and Hall Rentals
  • Contract with CALFIRE is at estimated costs

Budget Policy Compliance

Actions that Comply with Policies:

  1. Balance annual operating budgets without the use of onetime revenues.
  2. Dedicate unobligated/available beginning fund balance to:
    1. 1) establish annual contingencies
    2. 2) pay-off County Debts
    3. 3) increase reserves
    4. 4) fund future liabilities
    5. 5) fund capital equipment, plant and infrastructure needs.
  3. Non-earmarked general fund contingencies should be budgeted at no less than 1% of general fund budget.
  4. Prioritize funding for public safety and road maintenance services
  5. Maintain a comprehensive quarterly budget monitoring and reporting program.
  6. Match specific State and Federal funding reductions with commensurate cuts in specific program expenses.

Actions that Substantially Comply with Policies:

  1. Establish general reserves at 5% of the total operating budget for governmental funds, annual minimum contribution of $250,000
  2. Strive toward fully funding future liabilities

Actions that Partially Comply with Policies:

  1. Strive to provide funding to adequately maintain plant and infrastructure
  2. Continue an active long term capital improvement program which includes a section describing finance methods

Use of Beginning Fund Balance

Beginning Fund Balance   $3,192,909
Contingencies   $1,053,000
Reserves   $  250,000
Pay off Juvenile Det. Facility Debt   $  506,000
Additional Transfer out to Fire   $1,226,000
Purchase of Vehicles/Equipment   $  157,909
Total   $3,192,909

Historical Transfers out to Fire

FY 2011-12 $438,761
FY 2012-13 $220,895
FY 2013-14 $350,000
FY 2014-15 $450,000
FY 2015-16 $450,000
FY 2016-17 $450,000
FY 2017-18 $348,000
FY 2018-19 $520,306
FY 2019-20 $1,676,000

Looking Forward

Debt Payments ($   781,000)
IT Software/Hardware ($   700,000)
Total ($1,481,000)
PERS Fixed Payment $1,000,000
S&B $1,500,000
Jail $1,500,000
County Facility Payment- Court $   200,000
Total $4,200,000
Net Shortage FY 2020-21 $2,719,000

*Does not account for any increase in revenues

Final Summary

  • Maintains all core County services
  • Balances ongoing General Fund expenses solely with ongoing revenues
  • Provides $250,000 to continue building back the County’s General Reserves
  • Fully funds General Fund Contingences at $810,000
  • Provides a sound foundation for developing future year budgets
  • Provides for transition into the new Jail Facility
  • Contributes $700,000 to Fire fund for the purchase of a new Fire Engine

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