Operational Plan and Budget Information

The Operational Plan provides the County's financial plan for the next two fiscal years (July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2021). The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) presents a recommended Operational Plan to the Board of Supervisors and the public. Public hearings are held in early June and Change Letters are prepared for any needed adjustments to the CAO Recommended Operational Plan. After public hearings, the Board of Supervisors deliberates and formally adopts the first year of the plan as the annual budget. At that time, the Board also approves the second year in principle for planning purposes.

The Operational Plan document identifies the major accomplishments achieved during the past year, discusses strategic objectives for the next two years, details planned expenditures over the next two years, and projects the resources that will be used to finance these activities.

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Open Budget (access the County's budget data portal)
This site shows current and historical budget information in a variety of formats and reports so users can increase their own civic engagement and financial literacy.

County of San Diego Operational Plan

County of San Diego CAO Recommended Operational Plan
A comprehensive overview of the CAO's recommended financial plan for the County's operations for the next two fiscal years.

County of San Diego CAO Recommended Operational Plan Change Letter
Proposed changes to the CAO Recommended Operational Plan submitted by the CAO and/or members of the Board of Supervisors. The CAO Change Letter updates the Recommended Operational Plan with information that becomes available after the latter document is published.

County of San Diego Adopted Operational Plan
The Board of Supervisors' two-year financial plan that allocates resources to specific programs and services that support the County's long-term goals; it includes the adopted budget for the first year and a tentative budget that is approved in principle for the second year. 


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DISCLAIMER: The following information is provided to you as a matter of convenience and speaks as of the end of the last period to which they relate. There may have been changes in the financial condition or affairs of the County of San Diego since then, the County of San Diego has not undertaken to update the financial statements, or such other documents.


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