Annually, the County Administrator’s Office, in conjunction with all County Departments, works to develop a sound operating plan for the County of Sonoma for the approaching fiscal year.
This plan is initially approved by the Board of Supervisors to provide for operations in the new fiscal year until the books of the old fiscal year are closed. At that point, a series of adjustments are drawn up to reflect the actual ending/beginning balances for each of the funds the County maintains and actual progress on multi-year projects already underway.
The Board of Supervisors then holds public hearings on the recommended budget and any recommendations for adjustments. Staff compiles the approved adjustments and any other Board direction during the hearings and the result is the adopted budget for the year.
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Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Budget Materials
Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Budget Material
Explore SoCo Budget
SoCo Budget is an interactive tool to explore the County's annual operating budget.
Watch a Video Demonstration
Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Budget Workshop and Budget
The County Administrator’s Office is currently preparing to draft the FY 17/18 County General Fund. Stay tuned to this page to learn more about the budget, community input opportunities and future board hearing dates. We will also be providing our community with updated budget facts and helpful tools to increase awareness about the County’s General Fund.
Community outreach tools:
FY 2017-2018 Budget Policy Workshop PowerPoint March 7, 2017
Budget Question and Answer Fact Sheet
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Archived Budget Reports
Fiscal Year 2016-2017
Fiscal Year 2015-2016
Fiscal Year 2014-2015
Fiscal Year 2013-2014
Fiscal Year 2014-2013
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Audit Reports, Citizen's Reports, Crop Reports, General Plan and more.
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