The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors at its September 25, 2018, meeting, will adopt the Fiscal Year 2018-19 budget after considering $290.9 million in revisions that include final fund balance adjustments, re-appropriating capital improvement projects, information technology projects and Measure K initiatives.
In June 2018, as part of the annual budget cycle, the Board of Supervisors approved a recommended budget of $2.75 billion with 5, 528 authorized positions. The proposed 10.6 percent increase in revisions to be presented on Sept. 25 bring the total to $3 billion with 5, 535 authorized positions. The proposed general fund budget is $2 billion.
Key September revisions include:
· $194.6 million in Measure K appropriations, including $2.4 million added to several departments after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ruled that Measure K sales tax generated by jet fuel sales at local airports be spent strictly for services provided at County airports;
· A $17.5 million increase for capital and maintenance projects for both the Department of Public Works and Project Development Unit with new projects including Huddart Park restroom building ADA improvements and updating the Tower Road Elections Office;
· $3.8 million in rollover funds for the Assessor’s Property Tax System replacement;
· $16. 6 million in general purpose revenue adjustments reflecting the 8 percent increase in the property tax roll;
· $13.1 million in one-time funds for IT projects like upgrading the radio system, the Health Cyber Security Program and the Probation Information Management System.
The FY 2018-19 Recommended Budget is part of a two-year budget cycle. The complete recommended budgets for both FY 2017-18 and FY 2018-19 are available at http://cmo.smcgov.org/fy-2017-19-budget
The Board of Supervisors will consider the proposed adjustments and adopt the final budget at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, in Board Chambers, 400 County Center, Redwood City.