The Stanislaus Chief Executive Office has released the County’s Recommended Proposed Budget for the 2015-2016 Budget Year. The Recommended Proposed Budget will serve as an interim spending plan for Stanislaus County operations until a Final Budget for 2015-2016 is adopted in September.
The Recommended Proposed Budget totals $1,081,877,464 and reflects a decrease of approximately 1 percent for all funds as compared to the 2014-2015 Adopted Final Budget of $1,092,658,111. The General Fund totals $264,685,156 which has decreased approximately $6.4 million from the 2014-2015 Adopted Final Budget of $271,083,644.
“We are encouraged by the improvement in our local economy but continue to maintain a fiscally conservative approach with a focus on rebuilding critical core services in a sustainable manner,” stated County Chief Executive Officer Stan Risen. “Last year was a turning point for our organization as we started to move forward with a four-year public safety restoration plan, launched a promising new initiative focused on improving the quality of life for all our residents through a focus on prevention, and continued to take a very proactive approach to addressing our groundwater challenges.”
A Public Hearing before the Board of Supervisors to consider the adoption of the 2015-2016 Recommended Proposed Budget has been scheduled for 9:05 a.m. on Tuesday, June 9, to be continued if necessary on June 10 and 11 at 9 a.m. The meeting will take place at 1010 Tenth St., Modesto, in the basement Board Chambers.
The Stanislaus County 2015-2016 Recommended Proposed Budget is available for public review and can be viewed at the Board of Supervisors Office of the County of Stanislaus at 1010 10th St., Suite 6500 in Modesto. It is also available on the County’s website, www.stancounty.com/budget or at any of the 13 libraries located throughout Stanislaus County, including Oakdale and Riverbank.