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General County Programs
Recommended Expenditures
By Program 2017-18 Recommended Change from 2016-17 Adopted
Support to Other Governments & Organizations
 
$1,308,065
65%
$235,847
15.3%
Ancillary Services
 
$690,530
35%
$159,000
29.9%
Total Department
 
$1,998,595
100%
$76,847
3.7%
Mission Statement

Deliver County services in accordance with the Board of Supervisors’ (Board) strategic goals, operational priorities, and budgeted resources.

About the Department

The General County Programs budget contains those programs and projects which are not directly associated with one specific department.  Programs may move into or out of General County Programs from other departments as they become established and a more appropriate department structure is identified.   These General County programs currently include:

 

Support to Other Governments & Organizations including the Human Services Commission, LAFCO, Montecito Fire Westmont Annexation, and support to the Betteravia Child Care Center.

Reserved & Committed Funds consisting of increases and decreases to committed fund balances (including increased funding for maintenance, North Branch Jail operations and the Strategic Reserve), Criminal Justice Facilities and Courthouse Construction debt service payments.

Ancillary Services which consists of debt service payments for General Fund projects, Public and Educational Access, Board support, South Coast Task Force on Youth Safety support, and general administration.

Recommended Changes and Operational Impact

 

Staffing

There are no FTE changes.

Expenditures

Net operating expenditure decrease of $76,847 primarily due to:

o-$72,141 decrease to Services & Supplies primarily due to the elimination of necessary allocation to the Children’s Health Care Initiative as children now qualify for full scope Medi-Cal under  AB-75 which extends health care coverage to all children regardless of immigration status netted with an increase cost associated with the Cannabis EIR and Election costs.      

o-$10,052 decrease  to Other Charges for the decrease in utility costs at the Santa Maria Child Care Center 

o+$5,346 increase to Salaries & Employee Benefits

 

Net non-operating expenditure decrease of $16,035,924 primarily due to: 

o-$14,670,793 decrease in Other Financing Uses which is primarily due to decrease in one-time departmental allocations such as funding of the Northern Branch Jail Construction and Operations 

o-$1,365,131 decrease in Increases to Fund Balance primarily due to (Residual Fund Balance, Operating Plans, Emerging Issues) for projects (see Fund Balance Component schedule on following pages for more detail)

 

These changes result in Recommended operating expenditures of $1,998,595, non-operating expenditures of $41,179,989, and total expenditures of $43,178,584 Non-operating expenditures primarily include transfers and increases to fund balances.

Revenues

Net operating revenue increase of $1,175,111  primarily due to :

o+$2,000 increase to Use of Money and Property for donated funds for the Public and Educational Access Endowment

o+$1,174,400 increase to Intergovernmental Revenue is primarily due to the one year acceleration of the Prop 172 Fire Tax Shift reallocation to General County Programs.  In early 2017-18 the County will begin an evaluation of Public Safety dispatch needs. 

o-$1,289  decrease to Miscellaneous Revenue for the decrease to the replacement benefits plan expenditures

 

Net non-operating revenue decrease of $17,287,882 primarily due to:

o+$1,500,183 increase in Other Financing Sources

o+$5,677,453 increase in General Fund Contribution

o-$24,465,518 decrease in use of Fund Balance (Residual Fund Balance, Operating Plans, Emerging Issues) for projects (see Fund Balance Component schedule on following pages for more detail)

 

These changes result in Recommended operating revenues of $3,354,411, non-operating revenues of $39,824,173, and total revenues of $43,178,584.  Non-operating revenues primarily include General Fund Contribution, transfers, and use of fund balances.

Proposed Changes and Operational Impact

 

Staffing

No change in staffing is proposed in FY 2018-19.

Expenditures

Net operating expenditure decrease of $417,790 due to:

o+$5,328 increase in Salaries and Employee Benefits 

o-$418,000 decrease in Services and Supplies

o-$5,118 decrease in Other Charges for miscellaneous costs

 

Net non-operating expenditure decrease of $16,178,098 primarily due to:

o-$4,945,057 decrease in Intrafund Expenditures

o-$11,233,041 decrease in Increases to Fund Balances

Revenues

Net operating revenue decrease of $1,174,457 due to:

o-$1,170,400 decrease in Use of Intergovernmental Revenue

o-$4,057 decrease in Miscellaneous Revenue

 

Net non-operating revenue decrease of $15,421,431 primarily due to:

o-$1,998,563 decrease in Other Financing Sources

o-$9,387,102 decrease in Decreases to Fund Balances

o-$4,035,766 decrease in General Fund Contribution

 

These changes result in Proposed operating revenues of $2,179,954, non-operating revenues of $24,402,742, and total revenues of $26,582,696.  Non-operating revenues primarily include General Fund Contribution, transfers, and decreases to fund balances.

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For a printable PDF version of the Recommended Budget book please visit https://www.countyofsb.org/budgetbook

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