2023-24 Adopted Operational Plan
Interim Chief Administrative Officer
Assistant Chief Administrative Officer
The County of San Diego is Invested in Community.
Our new budget, the services we provide, and our work are all built on community input—your input. From community meetings to surveys, to interacting online, we value and use your help to shape the services that all San Diegans rely upon.
The budget is built on the values written in our County General Management System – belonging, equity, access, sustainability, integrity and excellence.
And it addresses issues that are important to us all. Homelessness, building healthy and safe communities, investing in working families, mental health and substance use disorders, sustainability and justice reform.
In sum, it continues to build a just, sustainable and resilient future for all San Diegans. This recommended budget has money to help build affordable housing. And it will increase services and housing to help people, including families, seniors, veterans and the LGBTQIA+ community who are experiencing homelessness.
It increases money and staffing for safety net programs including CalWorks, Calfresh and MediCal. It has increased funding to help people with behavioral health issues, to expand public health and help seniors, children and families. It includes money to increase treatment for mental health and substance use disorders, to address climate change, take environmental action and help foster children.
It continues to invest in an equitable justice system. It dedicates money and staffing to help keep young people out of the criminal justice system through alternatives to incarceration like job training, mental health and substance use treatment, and permanent housing. It has money for drug courts, homeless courts, reentry courts and veteran courts.
The budget also continues to build to improve our communities. It will build “One Safe Place South: The South County Family Justice Center” to match the one opened last year in North County. It will build a new Jacumba Fire Station and a new 52,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art Public Health Laboratory.
As I retire this year after 25 years of serving the County of San Diego, this is the last recommended budget that I have the honor to submit. It is one that I am proud to bring to you and our Board of Supervisors. I am confident that this budget and our new generation of County leaders will continue to build a better San Diego. A County and a future that is Invested in Community.
Helen N. Robbins-Meyer
Interim Chief Administrative Officer
The County of San Diego’s vision is a just, sustainable and resilient future for all supported by these values.
Foster a sense of belonging for County customers and employees.
Promote community engagement in languages, facilities and ways that meet residents’ needs.
Fight climate change and protect the environment to meet current and future needs.
Reduce disparities in health, housing and economic opportunity.
Ensure exceptional customer service by spending money wisely to build strong communities.
Adhere to the highest standards of ethical conduct.
To advance equity, each County department uses a questionnaire to ensure their respective budgets positively impact historically marginalized, vulnerable communities and people.
Applying an equity lens for all departments
Utilization of department specific equity data
The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) submits a recommended budget to the Board of Supervisors in May. After budget presentations at Board and community meetings, public hearings take place. Throughout the process, the public may give their feedback. A revised budget is prepared. In late June, the Board deliberates and adopts a budget.
Recommended budget released and
Budget recommended by the Chief Administrative Officer is released to
eComments can be submitted through June 21.
Budget presentations to the Board of Supervisors
County business groups provide presentations during public Board of
Time: 10 a.m.
Single Family Homes
January 2021: $744,000
January 2022: $882,500
January 2023: $849,000
January 2021: $485,000
January 2022: $587,500
January 2023: $590,000
Health and Human Services
Land Use and Environment
Finance and General Government
The FY 2023 – 24 CAO Recommended Budget is an increase of $806.4
million or 11% over the Fiscal Year 2022-23 Adopted Budget. This
reflects an expanded investment in the County’s workforce to support
overall operations, new programs and increasing caseloads for services
that assist vulnerable populations.
HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
LAND USE & ENVIRONMENT
FINANCE & GENERAL GOVERNMENT
County employees serve the public to ensure residents and visitors are safe, healthy and supported. County job postings are listed on the Human Resources website .
$66.7 million increase for a total of $737.9 million for contracted services includes: