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File #: 2009-0565    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/12/2009 In control: Budget and Fiscal Management Committee
On agenda: 11/9/2009 Final action: 11/23/2009
Enactment date: 12/1/2009 Enactment #: 16717
Title: AN ORDINANCE that adopts the 2010 Annual Budget and makes appropriations for the operation of county agencies and departments and capital improvements for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2010, and ending December 31, 2010, and an ordinance that adopts the 2010/2011 Biennium Budget and makes appropriations for the operation of the department of transportation and capital improvements for the fiscal biennium beginning January 1, 2010, and ending December 31, 2011.
Sponsors: Larry Gossett
Indexes: Budget
Attachments: 1. Ord 16717.pdf, 2. 2009-0565 Hearing Notice.doc, 3. 2009-0565 Transmittal Letter.doc, 4. 2009-0565--2010-2011 Budget Detail Plan.xls, 5. 2009-0565--2010-2011 Proposed Ordinance Index.xls, 6. A. 2010 Budget--Executive Proposed --September 2009, 7. Chair's Striker 2009-0565.pdf, 8. H. Public Transportation CIP, 9. B. General Capital Improvement Program, dated 11-19-09, 10. C. Wastewater Treatment Capital Improvement Program, dated 11-19-09, 11. D. Surface Water Management Capital Improvement Program, dated 11-19-09, 12. E. Major Maintenance Capital Improvement Program, dated 11-19-09, 13. F. Solid Waste Capital Improvement Program, dated 11-19-09, 14. G. Roads Capital Improvement Program Biennial Budget 2010-2011, dated 11-19-09, 15. H. Public Transportation Capital Improvement Program Biennial Budget 2010-2011, dated 11-19-09, 16. I. 2010 General Fund Financial Plan, dated 11-19-09 (revised), 17. J. 2010 Emergency Medical Services Financial Plan, dated 11-19-09, 18. K. 2010 Budget Detail Spending Plan, dated 11-19-09, 19. 16717 Amendment package 11-23-09.pdf, 20. 2009-0565 adoption notice FINAL 16717.doc
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Clerk 11/23/2009
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AN ORDINANCE that adopts the 2010 Annual Budget and makes appropriations for the operation of county agencies and departments and capital improvements for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2010, and ending December 31, 2010, and an ordinance that adopts the 2010/2011 Biennium Budget and makes appropriations for the operation of the department of transportation and capital improvements for the fiscal biennium beginning January 1, 2010, and ending December 31, 2011.
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PREAMBLE:
Whether it is your family budget or our county budget, we all have experienced financial losses this year. During these tough economic times, the council has not lost sight of its duty to protect the county's most vulnerable residents. The council, through this budget; prioritized the following: restoring domestic violence and sexual assault services; minimizing cuts to criminal justice agencies; preserving existing bus service; transitioning the care of stray animals; keeping our parks open, and exercising fiscal restraint.
Human services provide shelter, jail diversion, counseling, jobs training and many other basic needs. Their value in our community cannot be disputed. While we could not fund all the programs previously provided, we were able restore funding for legal services, counseling, and shelter for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors. This was realized by utilizing the flexibility provided by the state legislature to reprioritize mental illness and drug dependency dollars and by delaying some capital projects.
We worked hard to limit cuts to our criminal justice system - the sheriff, court system, jails, prosecutors and public defenders - to no more than a one percent reduction from 2009 levels. The council also recognizes that criminal justice agencies alone do not make our residents safe. Prevention and intervention programs such as drug court and expanded mental health courts as well as health and human services keep pe...

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