The County is experiencing financial stability, as indicated by the following key indicators:
- General Fund revenues, as a % of adopted budget are performing in line with normalized historical averages through the second quarter of the fiscal year (July – June)
- General Fund expenses, as a % of adopted budget, are performing in-line with historical averages, when offsetting for a couple of key outliers:
- Prepayment of PERS Annual Required Contributions (ARC) for the Miscellaneous Tier. While this prepayment has been performed in 2 of the 3 prior Fiscal Years, the total cost of the ARC is higher than those years by approximately 2M.
- Legal settlement costs resulting from litigation against the County ($1M) Collection of more than $1M in delinquent secured debt
The delivery of core services continues to be sustained by the overall fiscal stability and the dedication of County staff, even as the COVID-19 pandemic and other factors have stretched staff capacities and increased service needs in the community.
In recognition of workload impacts being experienced by nearly all County departments and the evolving nature of community needs, County Executive leadership continues to focus on the following:
- 5-year staffing needs evaluation across the county’s main agencies
- Evaluating targeted new positions to support specific Board and community priorities
- Continuing to identify opportunities for reorganization and/or streamlining