Public Invited to attend, watch, listen and participate
June 23, 2023
  • Redwood City – The Board of Supervisors will host the first public hearing on the $7.7 billion Recommended Budget for the next two fiscal years at 9 a.m. Monday, June 26, 2023.

    Public hearings are also scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 27, and Wednesday, June 28.

    The Big Lift -- Children Making Projects
    Young learners participating in The Big Lift, a County-supported initiative to boost school readiness and reading proficiency. 

    The Recommended Budget outlines investments for the 2023-24 and 2024-25 fiscal years with a focus on ending homelessness, supporting children and families, advancing equity and boosting emergency preparation. The spending plan was released on May 26.

    Public participation is encouraged in person or online via the Zoom platform.

    County Executive Mike Callagy will kick off the hearing with an overview of the Recommended Budget and a fiscal outlook. Callagy and his staff on the County’s Budget and Performance team have taken a “cautious approach” due to uncertainties around inflation, interest rates and the potential of a recession.

    The total Recommended Budgets (All Funds) are $4.1 billion for FY 2023-24 and $3.6 billion for FY 2024-25. The Recommended Budgets for the General Fund are $2.8 billion in FY 2023-24 and $2.6 billion in FY 2024-25.

    The three days of hearings will be held in the Board Chambers, 400 County Center, Redwood City. Supervisors are expected to vote on the Recommended Budget following presentations and public comment on Wednesday. (As part of the multi-phase budget process, final hearings are expected in September following updated projections and revisions.)

    Monday’s meeting may be accessed through Zoom online. The webinar ID is:  914 6507 3431. The agenda provides additional details about ways to participate.

    Live interpretation of the hearings will be provided in Spanish. To access live interpretation services, click the interpretation globe icon in the Zoom meeting/webinar controls and select Spanish.

    Written comments may be sent by email prior to the meeting to Additional details are on the agenda.

    Schedule of Department Presentations
    Click on the agenda to learn ways to watch, listen and participate by Zoom or telephone and for further details.

    Monday, June 26

    Tuesday, June 27

    Wednesday, June 28




    First 5 (Informational only)

    Planning and Building

    San Mateo County Libraries

    San Mateo County Employees’ Retirement Association (Informational only)


    Information Services

    Child Support Services

    Coroner’s Office

    Human Resources

    Agriculture/Weights & Measures

    Public Safety Communications

    San Mateo County Health

    Public Works

    Emergency Management

    Controller’s Office

    Office of Sustainability


    Treasurer-Tax Collector


    District Attorney’s Office

    Assessor-Clerk County-Recorder and Elections Office

    Human Services Agency

    Sheriff’s Office

    County Attorney’s Office



    County Executive’s Office

    The 2023-25 Recommended Budget, along with past budgets, can be found on the website of the Office of Budget and Performance.

    Media Contact

    Michelle Durand