County of San Diego Budget 2023-2025

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Thank you for your contributions. Consultation on the County of San Diego 2023-25 budget has concluded. 

Review the adopted Operational Plan and Budget here.



 

UPDATE: County Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted a new $8.17 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2023-24 on June 27, 2023. All comments can be reviewed as part of Item #17 on the Board Agenda and review the Minute Order.

The County’s Operational Plan, also referred to as the County Budget, is a two-year plan that shows how funds will be used for the first year and makes recommendations for the second year.

The County released the 2023-2025 Recommended Budget to the public on May 4. The Recommended Budget was prepared by examining the data, considering community feedback, and pinpointing

UPDATE: County Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted a new $8.17 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2023-24 on June 27, 2023. All comments can be reviewed as part of Item #17 on the Board Agenda and review the Minute Order.

The County’s Operational Plan, also referred to as the County Budget, is a two-year plan that shows how funds will be used for the first year and makes recommendations for the second year.

The County released the 2023-2025 Recommended Budget to the public on May 4. The Recommended Budget was prepared by examining the data, considering community feedback, and pinpointing funding priorities. Public input will be collected through the County's e-Comments system until June 21 at 5 pm.

As we engage with you on the Recommended Budget, we want to ensure the process works for you. How do you prefer to be informed? What additional information about the process would be helpful to you?

See the tools below and provide your feedback.

Accessibility and Language Services:

Disability-related modifications or accommodations necessary to facilitate participation, and written materials in alternative languages and formats are available upon request. Please submit your request to engage@sdcounty.ca.gov.

About the Budget:

So, what does the County Budget cover? In the unincorporated areas, the County provides things a city typically would, like roads, parks, libraries, and more.

But regionwide, the County has even larger responsibilities. For example, it provides services for mental health and substance use issues and provides food and medical assistance to those who need them. The County addresses homelessness and affordable housing, monitors public health for disease outbreaks, and inspects restaurants, buildings, gas stations, price scanners, harmful insects, and beach water.

The District Attorney’s Office, Probation, Office of Emergency Services, and Child Support provide services to the entire county too. The Sheriff’s Department oversees the unincorporated area but is also paid by some cities for law enforcement. The County runs elections, collects property taxes, keeps vital records and the list goes on.

Funding must support all existing programs and cover new ones. Where does the money for the budget come from? A large share comes from the state and federal governments. But those tax dollars must be spent on certain programs. Some money comes in from property taxes, fees for services, and other sources.

Once the state and federal dollars are accounted for, the County looks at what funds are left to spend and considers how to get the most out of the remaining tax dollars.

Learn More:

To learn more about the Recommended Budget, review the information on the right-hand side of this page and visit San Diego County Open Budget.

Thank you for your contributions. Consultation on the County of San Diego 2023-25 budget has concluded. 

Review the adopted Operational Plan and Budget here.



 

  • Comment on the Recommended Budget

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    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    Thank you to all who provided a comment on the Recommend Budget. All comments can be reviewed as part of Item #17 on the Board Agenda for June 27, 2023.


    The Recommended Budget was released to the public on May 4, 2023.

    You can submit your comments on the Recommended Budget through the County's eComment system until 5 p.m. on June 21, 2023.


    How to Get a Copy of the Recommended Budget

    • Click here to access an Executive Summary of the Recommended Budget. You can also access it on the right-hand side of the screen under "2023-24 CAO Recommended Operational Plan."
    • Click here to access the full Recommended Budget. You can also access it on the right-hand side of the screen under "2023-24 CAO Recommended Operational Plan."
    • Visit the Open Budget website. There you can review the Executive Summary of the Recommended Budget and a budget snapshot. The Executive Summary is available in multiple languages. You can also download a copy of the Recommended Budget.
    • Review a printed copy of the Recommended Budget at a local County library. Exact locations will be posted here after the Recommended Budget is made available on May 4.



    Tips on How to Provide Comments on the Recommended Budget

    Before you comment:

    • Prepare yourself: Learn about the County's work and the budget development process. Review Recommended Budget documents and other information on this site and through Open Budget.
    • Ask questions: On this site and at the community budget meetings, ask about the budget development process to better understand the Recommended Budget.
    • Stay connected: Visit this site and Open Budget often and sign up to receive notifications related to the budget.


    Draft your comment:

    • Get organized: Format your comment so your key points are highlighted and easy to follow.
    • Be specific: Include as much detail as possible to ensure your comment is fully understood.