2021-22 ADOPTED BUDGET


$7.23 BILLION +10.4%

The County adopted budget is designed by and for the people. It supports the Board of Supervisors’ new Framework for the Future of our region – one focused on equity and racial justice in all that we do to ensure every person in our region is healthy, safe and thriving.

It establishes a new approach to public health, government transparency and County policies and priorities, significantly changing how we operate and how resources are prioritized.

The recommended budget for fiscal year 2021-22 totals $7.23 billion, an increase of $681.1 million or 10.4% from the prior fiscal year’s adopted budget.

HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

$2.8 BILLION 

(+12.2%)

PUBLIC SAFETY 

$2.2 BILLION 

(+9.8%)

GENERAL GOVERNMENT

$1.5 BILLION 

(+15.6%)

LAND USE AND ENVIRONMENT

$0.6 BILLION

(+8.0%)

County of San Diego

* The Adopted Budget excludes the Air Pollution Control District (APCD). Effective March 1, 2021, the APCD transitioned from the Land Use & Environment Group (LUEG) to an independent agency, removing its staffing and budgeted amounts from LUEG with no impact to service delivery.

OUR FOCUS


OUTCOME BASED

TRANSPARENCY

RACIAL, SOCIAL & ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

EQUITY & INCLUSION

SUSTAINABILITY


DIVERSITY & INCLUSION PARTNERSHIP MODEL


The County is committed to creating a culture of equity, belonging and racial justice. The County’s equity, diversity, and inclusion work includes six key components, comprised of offices, groups, and a commission, working to foster these principles and engage our community.

Human Relations Commission (HRC)

31-member commission established to promote positive human relations, respect and integrity of every individual in the County of San Diego.

Office of Equity & Racial Justice (OERJ)

Devoted to engaging the community to cocreate transformative, enduring, structural and systemic change in San Diego County government.

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)

The County of San Diego has ten thriving Employee Resource Groups that play an important role in advancing our commitment to diversity and creating and sustaining an inclusive workplace. ERGs provide employees networking and professional development activities, support County initiatives, and promote cultural awareness.

Diversity & Inclusion Executive Council (D&IEC)

Diverse executive leadership creating a culture that keeps diversity and inclusion at the forefront for leaders throughout the enterprise by guiding the County’s diversity and inclusion strategy.

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Unit (EDI Unit)

Integrating EDI into County culture and becoming an internal support specifically in areas of:

  • Recruitment
  • Hiring
  • Professional
  • Development/Advancement

Office of Ethics & Compliance (OEC)

Department dedicated to fostering a culture of integrity, implementing the Code of Ethics, promoting ethics and compliance through developed policies, programs and trainings, and reviewing discrimination, fraud, waste and abuse complaints.

     TOTAL STAFFING BY GROUP/AGENCY


     18,782.5 (+4.6%)

HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

7,284.5

(+7.6%)

PUBLIC  SAFETY

7,834.0

(+4.9%)

FINANCE & GENERAL GOVERNMENT

1,808.5

(+3.1%)

LAND USE & ENVIRONMENT

1,855.5*

(+3.5%)

* The Adopted Budget excludes the Air Pollution Control District (APCD). Effective March 1, 2021, the APCD transitioned from the Land Use & Environment Group (LUEG) to an independent agency, removing its staffing and budgeted amounts from LUEG with no impact to service delivery.

TWO YEAR BUDGET COMPARISON FOR SELECT PROGRAMS


 FISCAL YEAR 2021-22

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     COVID-19 RESPONSE & ECONOMIC RECOVERY


$226.9 million for overall response including

  • Test, Trace, Treat (T3) program for ongoing vaccination and tracing efforts
  • Additionally, 129 positions were added in Public Health Services to further enhance public health capacity to comprehensively address infectious disease needs. 

    SUPPORT FOR VULNERABLE POPULATIONS


Strengthening Children & Families

  • Funding for a new Office of Immigrants and Refugee Affairs
  • 20 new positions to support Fostering Academic Success in Education program for foster youth
  • $0.5 million to support the Uplift Boys and Men of Color Initiative in the Office of Equity and Racial Justice to remove barriers to success
  • 166 additional positions to increase access to essential safety net services
  • $1 million increase to expand the County’s digital library to provide broader access to enrichment materials, which includes a dozen languages

Homelessness

  • Create the Department of Homeless Solutions and Equitable Communities to make progress on this complex issue by coordinating current and future resources
  • $2.5 million increase for Community Care Coordination programs to support veterans, youth and high need individuals with housing assistance and support
  • The Board of Supervisors has created a framework for American Rescue Plan Act funds, with $85 million allocated for services to support those who are homeless
  • 51 additional positions to address homelessness including wraparound teams, case management and outreach

Behavioral Health

  • $10 million increase to redesign Behavioral Health Services programs to lower staff-to-client ratios and enhance mobile outreach
  • $7.4 million increase to support enhanced crisis stabilization services including improved access and quality
  • $6 million increase to ensure behavioral health clients are placed at the correct level of care and to reduce usage of emergency rooms
  • $3.2 million for 23 nurses supporting San Diego County Psychiatric Hospital, which provides critical crisis stabilization and inpatient behavioral health services to some of San Diego County’s most vulnerable

      PUBLIC SAFETY AND JUSTICE SYSTEM REFORM


  • $10 million for Countywide Mobile Crisis Response Teams to provide an alternative to dispatching law enforcement when an individual is having a behavioral health or substance use crisis
  • Increase of 141 positions in the Sheriff’s Department to provide medical care and expand access to mental health care to individuals in custody 
  • $9.1 million for 58 nurses and mental health staffing for Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) services in County jails
  • $3.8 million One Safe Place: The North County Family Justice Center, for centralized support for survivors of trauma and their families
  • $75 million for new Youth Transition Campus (formerly San Diego Juvenile Justice Campus), as part of juvenile justice sytem transformation
  • 28 new Public Defender positions to address increased case responsibilities, needs of clients with immigration implications, expand the Defense Transition Unit, and provide conviction relief services through the Fresh Start Program
  • $18.1 million East Mesa Fire Station to improve fire and emergency response capabilities

    CLIMATE CHANGE & ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP


  • $41.2 million+ to protect waterways and coastline
  • $39.7 million to prevent storm drain pollution from reaching the ocean
  • $1 million for water quality tests at 46 beaches
  • $0.5 million to keep pollutants from commercial agricultural businesses out of the storm drain system
  • $13 million to add at least 500 acres of open space land, protect natural resources and preserve agricultural land
  • $2.4 million for green building, solar permit fee waivers and other incentives for renewable energy projects
  • New Climate Action Plan to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and waste

     HOUSING ACCESSIBILITY & AFFORDABILITY


  • $107 million to support rental assistance through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program
  • $0.5 million increase for $2.7 million in total funding to encourage development of Accessory Dwelling Units by waiving permit and impact fees and offering pre-approved plans to save time and cost
  • $0.4 million increase in the CalWORKs Housing Support Program to help families in need find and retain permanent housing

CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT 2021-22


The Fiscal Year 2021-22 Capital Program is $282.7 million, which includes $8.8 million for the Edgemoor Development fund, a net increase of $153.0 million or 117.9% from the 2020-21 Adopted Budget.

 

$75.0 million the new Youth Transition Campus (formerly San Diego Juvenile Justice Campus)

 

$21 million New Casa de Oro Library and $3 million Julian Library Community Room

 

$18.1 million New East Otay Mesa Fire Station #38

 

$10.1 million New San Diego County Animal Shelter

$70 million+ County parks projects including:

  • New Calavo Park
  • Active recreation site at the Waterfront Park
  • Otay Valley Regional Park Community Garden
  • New Sage Hill staging area, trail system improvements
  • Felicita County Park improvements