Financing the County General Fund Budget
County operations are financed through multiple sources of revenue. The following Recommended Budget chart diagrams the amount of funding by major sources and funding from each source as a percent of the total for the General Fund:
Property Tax Distribution
An appropriation is the authorization by the Board of Supervisors to make expenditures and incur obligations for specific purposes. This chart represents authority given for spending in fiscal year 2012-2013, divided by function.
Administrative Support & Fiscal Services also includes Non-Departmental, which contains revenues and expenditures not allocated directly to departments, and Risk Management, the county's self-insurance funds, which are already reflected in department charges. Without these budget units, Administrative & Fiscal Services would represent 6.4 percent of the total.
Appropriations by Function