Supervisors consider adoption of 2012-13 budget
The Tulare County Board of Supervisors will open its budget hearing this morning to discuss a number of items and take some public input before voting to authorize the Auditor-Controller to make minor adjustments, as necessary, to bring the Fiscal Year 2012/13 Budget into final balance.
The county board is looking to put its stamp of approval on a $962.3 million 2012-13 fiscal year budget.
The hearing will begin with discussion on the Citizens’ Option for Public Safety, which will review funds from the California State Legislature for the Citizens’ Option for Public Safety Program - Supplemental Law Enforcement Funding. Public comments at this hearing will determine how the spending plan for this program will be modified before approval of the Auditor-Controller to distribute the money.
Other budget expenses which will be discussed and authorized are the Terra Bella Sewer Maintenance district, under the Enterprise Fund; the Tulare County Flood Control District, under the Special District section; the In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority, under the Public Authority section. A number of consent budgets will be passed, including those for the Enterprise and Assessment Districts Funds and General Fund; County Service Areas #1 and #2 Zones of Benefit (including Tooleville and Tonyville Sewer); internal services funds, including funds for County Administrative Office expenditures, insurance for the County Counsel and Human Resources and Development divisions, as well as funding for Information and Communication Technology.
In other business, the board will hold a public hearing will be held at 9:30 a.m. on a request from Health and Human Services to adopt a fee for Environmental Health approved Milk Inspection Services, which will take effect Oct. 1. Once the budget hearing is over, the Board will vote to approve its consent calendar items then hear a request from the Administrative Office to consider, modify as needed and approve a response to the 2011/12 Tulare County Grand Jury’s report titled “Lack of Oversight of Tulare County Special Districts”.
The board meeting begins at 9 a.m. in the county government center in Visalia.