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Recommended Budget


Budgets serve as a guide to achieve the County’s strategy through funding priorities.  Each budget document is representative of a single point in time, which explains in part why the County publishes several budget documents every year. This ensures that the County can respond to changes throughout the year and reprioritize funding accordingly. Budget is a yearlong process with various budget cycles and follows a fiscal year rather than calendar year, which means the budget year is from July 1st through June 30th.

Recommended Budget Book (FY 2024-25) Mid-Year Report (FY 2023-24) Adopted Budget (FY 2023-24) September Revisions (FY 2023-24)
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Children, Youth, and Family Budget

This report represents a new way to analyze public spending, by counting the dollars spent on youth and families across every County department, and showing how the County leverages state and federal funding. The Children, Youth, and Family budget also serves as a comprehensive guide to local programs and services for children, youth, and families.

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Five- Year Capital Improvement Plan

The County of San Mateo’s Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) is a planning tool designed to identify short- and long-term capital improvement needs of the County and align those needs with appropriate financing, scheduling, and implementation. The CIP represents a commitment to building a more resilient and vibrant future for residents, employees, and visitors.

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