The County continues to experience a neutral to slightly favorable fiscal performance amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. And while significant uncertainty remains with regard to the long-term potential impacts, in the near-term there are no indications of immediate danger to financial stability.
When accounting for primary outliers in revenue and expense, the third quarter of fiscal year 20-21 is overall healthy with regard to historical norms as compared to the adopted budget. As has been the case since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the County will continue to prioritize the delivery of core services and meeting key priorities and objectives, while remaining vigilant in controlling costs.
Additionally, several other factors are contributing to the overall performance of this Objective, including the closure of Juvenile Hall and subsequent re-organization of resources to meet juvenile justice needs in a more streamlined and efficient manner; the continuation of the Vacancy Review and Request for Staffing Change practices as part of the fiscal year 21-22 budget development process; and significant activity by the Treasurer & Tax Collector's office to maximize collection of tax payments.