Weigh In on the County Budget

Would you like a say in how the County spends taxpayer dollars? Meet County executives and give them your two cents on what you’d like to see in next year’s budget.

The County is inviting you to Budget Development Advocacy Day. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 21 at the County Operations Center in Kearny Mesa. (See map below.)

Whether you live in the unincorporated area or in one of the region’s 18 cities, the County’s budget includes a broad range of services that have probably affected you or your family.

The County plays a role whenever you go out to eat, go to the beach, vote, pay property taxes or need a birth, marriage or death certificate. But the County does much, much more.

The County’s responsibilities cover three areas:

  • Administering State programs like social service assistance, health programs, foster care and adult protective services.
  • Regional services such as adult and youth detention facilities, criminal prosecution, elections, tax assessment and collection, air quality and beach water monitoring, and food and restaurant inspections.
  • Municipal services in non-city communities like law enforcement, libraries, parks, roads and land use zoning.

County executives who manage these programs want to hear what’s important to you before compiling next year’s budget. You can find more information and RSVP at this website.

The County’s current budget was adopted in June. The proposed budget for fiscal year 2020-21 will be released in May 2020.

map of County Operations Center chambers

Tracy DeFore is a communications specialist with the County of San Diego Communications Office. Contact