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File #: 20-1382    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 10/9/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 10/20/2020 Final action: 10/20/2020
Title: Chief Administrative Office recommending the Board review and Accept the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Master Budget Calendar.
Attachments: 1. Master Calendar FY2021-22
Related files: 20-1444
Title
Chief Administrative Office recommending the Board review and Accept the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Master Budget Calendar.

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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
The Master Budget Calendar guides the timeline for development of the Recommended and Adopted Budgets, as well as the close-out of the prior year. In recent years, the Chief Administrative Office has included additional meetings to ensure adequate and timely communication of budget requests and major policy and funding issues to and between County Departments, the Chief Administrative Office, and the Board of Supervisors. These meetings are scheduled again for the FY 2021-22 budget development process, as highlighted below.

Department Briefings to the Board
In the last two fiscal years, we have scheduled department briefings during regular board meetings to provide departments with an opportunity to update the Board on departmental activities and upcoming challenges and opportunities. This year we are proposing two special meetings for these briefings, and organizing the briefings by functional group. The proposed dates for these meetings are February 2 and February 16, 2021, and are subject to the Board's approval of the 2021 meeting calendar.

CAO and Department Meetings
While the CAO's Office communicates closely with departments throughout the budget development process, the calendar sets aside a week for each department to meet with its CAO analyst to discuss the department's submitted budget request. These meetings are scheduled for the week of March 1, 2021, approximately two weeks after budget requests have been submitted, so that the analyst is prepared to discuss specific aspects of the requests with the Department Head and budget staff.

Functional Group Meetings with Ad Hoc Committee
As in past years, the calendar includes meetings with the CAO's Office, the Board's Budget Ad Hoc Committee, and each functional group. These meetings provide an opportunity for the committee to preview the depar...

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