Lane County's Budget Committee kicks off with a public hearing next Tuesday, May 3

Lane County's Budget Committee kicks off with a public hearing next Tuesday, May 3
Posted on 04/28/2022

Lane County is working to develop its 2022-2023 budget. The first Lane County Budget Committee meeting is Tuesday, May 3, at 5:30 p.m. with the public hearing set to begin at 7:00 p.m.

 

“Over the past two years, Lane County has faced a steady barrage of emergencies. From a pandemic to a historic wildfire, our communities in Lane County have demonstrated consummate resilience,” said Lane County Administrator Steve Mokrohisky. “Now, more than ever before, local government is called on to do big things, solve big problems and deliver wherever needed.”

 

The proposed budget focuses on public safety by continuing recent enhancements to rural patrol services with new investments in the District Attorney’s Office and Emergency Management. It continues providing investment in creating a Behavioral Health Crisis & Stabilization Center, support for the operation of a public shelter and navigation center, support for programs to help increase the county’s waste recovery rate, and more.

 

The proposed budget, including all 32 funds, is balanced without layoffs or cuts in services. While use of reserves is required to balance some funds, including the General Fund, Land Management Fund, Parole and Probation Fund, and Parks Fund, all 32 funds continue to maintain reserve levels that exceed the County’s financial policies.

 

Learn more about Lane County’s budget process at www.LaneCountyOR.gov/budget or view the 2022–2023 proposed budget document online. 

 

To sign up to speak at the public hearing during the May 3, 2022 meeting, please register online in advance. Written public comment may also be submitted to [email protected] 

 

The Budget Committee will meet multiple times during the next three weeks to receive information from each County department. The Budget Committee will have the opportunity to approve the proposed budget and any recommended changes on May 19. The approved budget will then appear before the Board of County Commissioners for potential adoption in June.

 

All meetings are telecast on Metro TV, Comcast Cable channel 21. Meetings can also be viewed via webcast at www.LaneCountyOR.gov/webcasts.