Budget and Operations
The Budget & Operations Team is responsible for producing and monitoring the budget; developing long term fiscal plans; providing primary point of contact liaison services with departments; and analyzing department/agency recommendations to the Board for: (i) alignment with Board policy, (ii) effective and efficient use of resources, and (iii) potential multi-department impacts.
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.
During the April 2021 Budget Workshops, Board Members submitted nearly 140 Board Inquiry Requests (BIRs) for information. Given the compressed timeframe to respond to these inquiries in time for budget hearings, staff prioritized those items relevant to the adoption of the FY 21-22 Budget. Responses to approximately 70 BIRs were provided to Board Members during the June Budget Hearings. The remaining Board inquiries are posted on this webpage.
Annually, the Board of Supervisors/Board of Directors provide policy direction to guide the County Administrator in the development of the Recommended Budget. The policy document is organized into basic fiscal principles and general government accounting standards.