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File #: 20-1207    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 9/8/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 9/18/2020 Final action: 9/18/2020
Title: BUDGET HEARING - Chief Administrative Office recommending the Board open the Budget Hearing, scheduled for September 18, 2020, commencing at 1:00 p.m., to consider adoption of the County of El Dorado Budget for Fiscal Year 2020-21 and direct staff to return on September 29, 2020 with a Budget Resolution and revised Personnel Allocation Resolution based on discussion and direction received during the Budget Hearing. FUNDING: Various; Countywide Budget Consideration.
Attachments: 1. A - Budget Hearing Presentation, 2. B - Letter from Auditor BOS Let Cash Loans 9-15-2020.pdf, 3. C - 5 Year Projections Detail BOS Rcvd 9-17-2020, 4. D - Memo from Auditor Rcvd 9-18-20, 5. FY 2020-21 Recommended & Recommended Adopted Budget Documents, 6. Public Comment BOS Rcvd 9-18-20
Related files: 20-0971, 20-0921, 20-0752, 20-0781, 20-1264, 20-1269
Title
BUDGET HEARING - Chief Administrative Office recommending the Board open the Budget Hearing, scheduled for September 18, 2020, commencing at 1:00 p.m., to consider adoption of the County of El Dorado Budget for Fiscal Year 2020-21 and direct staff to return on September 29, 2020 with a Budget Resolution and revised Personnel Allocation Resolution based on discussion and direction received during the Budget Hearing.

FUNDING: Various; Countywide Budget Consideration.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
The Board approved the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-21 Recommended Budget on June 9, 2020 with Legistar item 20-0752. The Recommended Budget that was approved was largely a ‘status-quo’ budget with many requests from departments being deferred to this fall in order to allow time to obtain a better understanding of the fiscal impacts caused by the coronavirus pandemic. In addition, many supplemental funding requests submitted by departments were deferred to adoption of the final budget due to the fiscal uncertainty caused by the pandemic. Specifically, if all supplemental requests were approved it would have increased Net County Cost by approximately $5 million. The recommendation before the Board includes approving approximately $1.5 million of the total amount of deferred requests.

On June 22, 2020 with Legistar item 20-0781, the Board received a presentation from affected departments outlining the anticipated impacts of the pandemic on revenues and directed all departments to prepare a budget scenario that described the service impacts of a 5% reduction of budgeted Net County Cost. If all departments were required to implement a 5% reduction, it would have resulted in a savings totaling approximately $5.9 million. The recommendation before the Board includes implementing approximately $3 million in reductions.

On July 21, 2020 with Legistar item 20-0921 and 20-0971, the Board approved cautious and conservative revenue assumptions for general fund revenues for i...

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