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The County Manager shall establish the budget calendar for the next operating budget cycle. The budget calendar shall comply with applicable statutes regarding adoption of the annual budget, and shall include the following provisions:

  1. The County Manager shall submit a prudent, balanced annual budget for the next operating cycle to the BOCC at least 45 days prior to the statutory deadline for adopting the annual budget.
  2. The BOCC shall adopt the annual budget for the following fiscal year on or before the statutory deadline for adopting the annual budget.
  3. The Director of Budget and Financial Planning shall file the adopted annual budget with the County Clerk on or before the statutory deadline for filing the annual budget.

Procedure 120.2 Annual Budget Calendar

  1. The Director of Budget and Financial Planning shall submit a preliminary draft of the budget calendar for the next operating budget cycle to the County Manager on or before January 15th of each year.
  2. The County Manager shall finalize the calendar for the next operating budget cycle on or before February 1st of each year.
  3. The Director of Budget and Financial Planning shall distribute operating budget request forms and instructions by May 1st of each year to agencies and departments. All agencies and departments shall submit operating budget requests according to the instructions and forms provided by the Director of Budget and Financial Planning.
  4. The Director of Budget and Financial Planning and staff shall assist the County Manager in formulating a proposed operating budget by June 30th of each year.
  5. After the BOCC has reviewed and modified (if necessary) the proposed budget, the Director of Budget and Financial Planning shall publish the proposed budget, with any modifications, in the County’s official newspaper. Along with the proposed budget, the Director of Budget and Financial Planning shall also publish the day and time of the public hearing. The public hearing shall be scheduled at least ten (10) days later than the date of publication of the proposed budget, but no later than August 15th of each year.

Resolution No. 122-02
Revision Number: 015-14
Date of Last Review: Adopted 12-19-02, Revised 04-03-14