Tue. Jun 25th, 2024

Santa Ana, Calif. –The County of Orange’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2024-25 Recommended Budget has been released for review by the Board of Supervisors and the public. It is available online at cfo.ocgov.com/budget.

The Recommended Budget is structurally balanced with base budgets totaling $9.5 billion, of which $4.8 billion is the General Fund budgets with $1.1 billion in General Purpose Revenue to cover the cost of providing County mandated services. The Recommended Budget is consistent with the County’s long-term strategic priorities identified through the County’s five-year Strategic Financial Plan process.

Citizens’ Guide to the FY 2024-25 Budget is also available online, to provide members of the public with an overview of the FY 2024-25 Budget including General Fund revenue sources and uses, budget development and adoption timeline, department requests and key initiatives.

A Public Budget Workshop will be held in person on Thursday, May 30 from 2 pm – 3 pm at the County Administration North building where staff will share the FY 2024-25 Recommended Budget, an overview of the process and be available to address any specific or general questions you may have. Members of the public are encouraged to find more information about this event by visiting ocgov.com/pbw-2425. The public may submit comments on or questions about the Budget through the Budget and Finance website at bit.ly/oc-budget-finance-comments.

The County Executive Office looks forward to presenting the FY 2024-25 Recommended Budget to the Board of Supervisors during the Public Budget Hearings scheduled for June 11, 2024. The Board of Supervisors is scheduled to adopt the FY 2024-25 Annual Budget at their June 25, 2024 meeting.

The FY 2024-25 Recommended Budget, Budget Augmentation Requests, Transmittal Letter, Key Budget Message, Department Contact List and Citizens’ Guide can be found online at cfo.ocgov.com/budget.

The County also invites members of the public to explore additional budgetary and financial information online through the OpenOC data tool, the Strategic Financial Plan and budget reports. These helpful resources can be found at the links above and: ocgov.com/about/openoc.

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The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

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