County of San Diego Budget 2023-2025

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Comments can now be submitted on the Recommended Budget through 5 pm on June 21. Please see eComment link below and on the top right.


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

Comments can now be submitted on the Recommended Budget through 5 pm on June 21. Please see eComment link below and on the top right.


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.

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    Is the Presentation Deck available? It appears to highlight information that is found in the Budget Document. One element that captured my attention is Performance Measures. A few appear to approach Outcome Measures. Have you abandoned the effort to track Outcomes generally?

    CRGlenn asked 29 days ago

    Hello and thank you for your question. 

    A copy of the May 11 presentations can be found online here: https://bosagenda.sandiegocounty.gov/cobservice/cosd/cob/content?id=0901127e80fc7e51.

    The County demonstrates performance by reporting meaningful and clear performance measures. Each department is required to measure performance in terms of outcomes, or how they affect people’s lives.

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