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El Dorado County approves adopted budget for 2019/20

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors approved its $688 million adopted budget for fiscal year 2019/20. 

Of the $688 million, $313 million is discretionary and largely funds public safety and general government services. The county expects the Adopted Budget will be slightly higher, but the exact figures won’t likely be available until November when the Auditor-Controller’s office concludes its review of the end-of-year numbers. The adopted budget must be approved by Oct. 2. 

“The Adopted Budget includes recommendations that are fiscally responsible and consistent with prior Board actions and the need to address future financial commitments,” said Chief Administrative Officer, Don Ashton. The adopted budget includes the following:

  • $183,000 to the General Fund contingency
  • $1.4 million to the county’s loan from the USDA
  • $5 million for future building and infrastructure needs
  • $2 million to fund future CalPERS costs
  • $222,000 to the Placerville Juvenile Hall

“While efforts have been successfully applied so that budget growth in General Fund Departments has been constrained,” said District 5 Supervisor Sue Novasel. “It’s important to note that no department’s programs and services have been reduced or eliminated this fiscal year and equally important to note that future reduced revenues may require such cuts.”

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