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SANTA ROSA COUNTY GOVERNMENT

Office of Management and Budget

The budget office wears two hats. We are a service organization to help departments acquire the goods and services necessary to perform their jobs and assist citizens with MSBUs or municipal service benefit units; and a control organization to ensure all funds are spent properly and in accordance with the approved budget.

The budget office ensures that program managers, based on the availability of revenues, receive the resources needed to operate effectively and efficiently. The budget office is responsible for the development and monitoring of the annual operating and capital improvements budgets, fiscal policy analysis and special project research.

They also coordinate program evaluations and provide management consulting services as requested by the board, the county administrator and directors. Staff continuously reviews and streamlines the budget process.

 

Budget Calendar for 2016

February 1st

Budget packets to departments.

March 1st to April 14th

Budget staff provides technical assistance in preparing budget submittals.

April 15th

All budgets, BoCC departments, cities, state, & non-profit agencies, due to OMB

April 18th to 29th

BCC departmental budget reviews with county administrator, budget director, & budget chair.

May 2nd

Constitutional officers’ budget requests due to OMB.

May 9th to 13th

Meetings with constitutional officers to review requested budgets.

June 1st 1:30pm

Property Appraiser provides estimate of total assessed value of non-exempt property.

June 6th

Pre-Budget Workshop- Budget Director and County Administrator present the budget approach, projected revenues, and expenditure request.

July 1st

County receives certified property tax roll from Property Appraiser.

July 15th

County Administrator submits tentative FY 2016-2017 budget to the BCC.

July 19th 9am

Budget Workshop- Presentation by all constitutional officers.

July 19th 1:30pm

Budget Workshop- Presentation by BoCC departments.

August 2nd

Notify property appraiser of (1) maximum millage rate, (2) rollback rate, and (3) date, time, place of first public hearing.

August 22nd 

TRIM notices must be mailed to each taxpayer listed on the current year assessment roll.

August 23rd 6:00pm

Public Hearing- Municipal Service Benefit Unit (MSBU’s)

September 6th 6:00pm

Public Hearing- Board holds first public hearing on the budget, adopts tentative budget, millage rates and final special assessment rates.

September 20th 6:00pm

Public Hearing- Board holds second public hearing and adopts final millage rates and budget.

September 21st

Resolution adopting millage and budget submitted to the Tax Collector, Property Appraiser and Department of Revenue.