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.

Public hearings will begin on Monday, June 10, 2019 with a presentation at 9:00 a.m. at the County Administration Center with an evening presentation at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, 2019. Public Hearings will formally conclude on June 19th at 5pm.

Budget deliberations and formal adoption of the first year of the budget plan are scheduled for Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 2 p.m. At that time, the Board will also approve the second year in principle for planning purposes.

View the 2019-2021 Operational Plan Video


View the Operational Plan:

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 CAO Recommended Operational Plan (view the entire budget document)
A comprehensive overview of the CAO's recommended financial plan for the County's operations for the next two fiscal years.

View and Comment on OpPlan page
You can submit written comments about the Recommended Operational Plan.


Get e-mail updates on the Operational Plan.

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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