Issue Statement

The County’s current fiscal position is unsustainable, and must be immediately addressed to bolster public trust and confidence, and to maintain an experienced, motivated, and productive workforce.

Our 2017-2020 Strategic Goals are to:

Make decisions that strengthen our fiscal outlook

Eliminate our structural deficit

Develop, retain and reward our workforce, and attract talent

Prepare for the future

How does our budget enhance this strategic initiative?

Considers labor negotiations that will result in ongoing cost reductions and promotes retention of critical public safety positions

Layoffs are avoided as the County hires and promotes from within

Funding for a comprehensive analysis of fire and EMS services to improve efficiency for service delivery options

Funding set aside for future retirement cost increases