ADMINISTRATION / FY 2017-18 COUNTY BUDGET TIMELINE & POLICY - Chief Administrator Williams Goodwin
There is no financial impact at this time
REQUESTED ACTION (S)
a) Request adoption of the Fiscal Year 2017-18 budget timeline and policies
The budget timeline structures the budget process so that the Recommended and Adopted budgets are presented for consideration by the Board in accordance with California Law. The budget policies are developed so that the planned level of expenditures and revenue collection are reasonable, fiscally prudent, and in accord with Tehama County's mission statement.
The budget timeline and budget policies generally follow the format used in prior years. Key provisions include:
1) General fund supported base budgets will maintain the status quo funding levels established in the FY 2016-17 Adopted Budget (which included the 5% reduction in Service and Supplies), with no net increase except for approved increases per employee group MOUs;
2) All non-essential fixed asset requests should be held for a future year or offset through discretionary and/or unanticipated (one-time) revenues or departmental expenditure reductions;
3) A commitment will be made to review all fees for service with the intent to bring an updated fee schedule to the Board for consideration during FY 2017-18;
4) No additional mandatory expenditure-reducing measures are requested at this time.
6/22/17 is the proposed date for the Recommended Budget meeting before the Board and 8/22/17 is the proposed date for the Board to conduct the Adopted Budget hearing.