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The annual budget is the most important policy decision made each year by the Board of Supervisors. The budget provides an estimate of the County's resources (revenues) and a legal limit for spending (expenditures) by County government. Humboldt County's budget corresponds to a fiscal year that begins on July 1 and ends the following June 30. The budget allocates resources amongst the various County departments and directs funding to achieve the strategic priorities of the County.

Budget Process
Planning, preparing, presenting, adopting, monitoring, and adjusting a budget is a continuous, year-round process, and each year’s budget informs the process for the following year. Major steps generally follow the pattern below:

July through December – the newly-adopted budget is monitored and a quarterly report is presented, showing the results through September 30.
January–February – a mid-year report is presented, showing results through December 31; parameters for the following year’s budget are established; community budget meetings are conducted.
March – the Board of Supervisors reviews the County’s strategic priorities; the County Administrative Office provides departments with instructions for preparing their budget requests.
April–May – budget requests are submitted by departments; the Board of Supervisors conducts informational reviews with departments; a third quarterly report is prepared, showing results through March 31.
June – the County Administrative Office prepares a recommended budget for the Board of Supervisors to consider; the Board of Supervisors holds final public hearings and adopts the budget for the next fiscal year.

Community Budget Meeting, March 6, 2014

Current Budget (2013-14)

Past Budgets

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