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(PLACERVILLE, CA) – El Dorado County updated its website today to include a 12-year analysis of the County's budget from fiscal year 2008-09 to 2019-20 in an effort to become more transparent to residents about a complex issue.
"Three years ago the County intentionally focused on its Strategic Plan, both from a content and action standpoint, and the Board of Supervisors prioritized investing in the County's failing infrastructure," said Chief Administrative Officer, Don Ashton. "Today's update to the website is in full keeping with our Good Governance goal of transparency while also providing residents the ability to learn how El Dorado County recovered from the Great Recession and where their money has been spent since."
The analysis shows all governmental funding from the last 12 years, with the 2019-20 figures taken from the Recommended Budget approved by the Board of Supervisors earlier this year.
The report shows the total increase in the budget, governmental and general fund financing requirements, the percentage of financing uses by department and function, amount and percentage of financing sources by governmental function, and the increase in County population versus the decrease in County employees.
It also shows a comparison of the County's most recent adopted budget to those of Sacramento, Placer and Shasta Counties.
"This analysis is a year-by-year snapshot and complement to the Recommended and Adopted budgets the Board of Supervisors has painstakingly considered over more than a decade," said Ashton. "It tells the story of how we got to where we are today from a budgetary standpoint and hopefully sheds light on what is, by all accounts, a complicated and long process the public entrusts its elected officials to approve each year."
The CAO's office intends to provide to the public a quarterly analysis and information about property and sales tax revenue in the future.
The analysis can be found here.
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