By Tracy DeFore, County of San Diego Communications Office
The County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted Tuesday to add an evening budget hearing during the County’s hearings for the fiscal year budget 2019-2021.
The County’s recommended two-year operational plan will be posted online for public and Board review in early May. Public budget hearings are scheduled to begin June 10 at 9 a.m. Typically, these hearings are conducted during the day and they kick off with a presentation to the Board.
The Supervisors agreed to schedule an evening session to allow people greater opportunity to attend the Board meeting and give their input on the budget.
The evening hearing will begin with a repeat budget presentation to the Board at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 13. Public comment will be allowed throughout the evening.
Budget deliberations and formal adoption of the first year of the budget plan are scheduled for June 25 at 2 p.m. At that time, the Board will also approve the second year in principle for planning purposes.
The recommended operational plan identifies the past year’s major accomplishments and identifies strategic objectives for the next two years.
The public can learn more about the recommended budget when the online budget portal and the recommended operational plan are updated on May 6. The public can also submit comments to the Board using video or text options when an e-comment website becomes available that same day. The online comments, in-person and written feedback options will be available until budget hearings close at 5 p.m. on June 19.
Tracy DeFore is a communications specialist with the County of San Diego Communications Office.