Inyo County news release

A searchable version of the entire Fiscal Year 2019-2020 CAO Recommended Budget document is now available online at the County’s webpage at,
offering the public an opportunity to review the proposed $111,321,362 spending plan being presented for adoption in September.

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Publication of the budget was made possible by many weeks of analysis, calculation,
research, meetings, planning, writing, and review by staff Countywide, and in particular the painstaking efforts of the Inyo County Budget Team consisting of Auditor-Controller Amy Shepherd, Sr. Budget Analyst Denelle Carrington, and County Administrator Clint Quilter.

The Recommended Budget written and presented by Quilter details the anticipated revenue and proposed expenditures for each of the County’s 19 departments and 130-plus budget units for the 2019-2020 Fiscal Year, which runs from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. (On June 18, the Board of Supervisors adopted a modified version of the 2018-2019 Board Approved Budget to serve as the Preliminary 2019-2020 Fiscal Year Budget until a final version could be presented and approved this fall.)

The CAO Recommended Budget will be considered by the Inyo County Board of Supervisors when the County’s Budget Hearings commence at 10:30 a.m. during the Board’s regular Tuesday, September 3, 2019 meeting in the Board of Supervisors Chambers, 224 N. Edwards St., Independence.

The entire budget clocks in at approximately 545 pages. For lighter reading, Quilter’s 58-page Budget Message offers a comprehensive breakdown of the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 CAO Recommended Budget, within the context of the “big-picture” fiscal challenges and opportunities faced by the County this fiscal year.

The Budget Message includes discussion of the why’s and how’s of requested expenditures, and whether department requests have made it to the CAO Recommended Budget unchanged, with modifications, or not at all – the differences between the Department Requested Budget and the CAO Recommended Budget are
highlighted in detail.

The Budget Message also includes concise information about the County’s income (from taxes, fees, and other sources), a breakdown of expenses by function (i.e., Public Safety, Roads, Public Assistance, Public Health, General Services, etc.), and notes the continuing hard work of many Department Board Heads to reduce expenses, the ongoing successes of Service Redesign, and exciting projects that can be realized this fiscal year.

A hard copy of the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 CAO Recommended Budget is available in the Board Clerk’s Office at the County Administrative Center in Independence, 224 N. Edwards St., during normal business hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

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