San Diego, California - The San Diego County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a new $5.08 billion budget Tuesday for the 2014-15 fiscal year.
The new budget was 2.1 percent larger than last year’s roughly $5 billion 2013-14 budget.
County Chief Administrative Officer Helen Robbins-Meyer said the new budget would ensure that the County would continue to provide all the services that San Diego County’s 3-plus million residents rely upon — and give County employees the resources they need to continually find new ways to improve service to the public.
The County approves two-year budgets each year. The new budget is $5.08 billion in the 2014-15 fiscal year, which runs from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015, and $4.87 billion in the 2015-16 fiscal year.
San Diego County provides services and programs that touch the lives of nearly everyone who lives in the region. Some of those include: overseeing the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, which provides police protection for all unincorporated residents and nine of the county’s 18 cities; providing health and social services; operating the San Diego County Fire Authority; running elections; operating dozens of parks and the County’s 33 libraries; overseeing child support payments; investigating suspicious deaths through the County Medical Examiner’s office; providing animal control services; monitoring beach water quality and overseeing disaster preparedness.