Understanding the County of San Diego Budget

The County’s balanced budget is a two-year plan that shows how funds will be used for the first year and makes recommendations for the second year.


2024 Important Dates and Public Meetings

May 2

Recommended budget released and
comment period begins

Budget recommended by the Interim Chief Administrative Officer is released to the public.

Online comments open

 

May 14 & 16

10 AM

Budget presentations to the Board of Supervisors

County business groups provide presentations during public Board of Supervisors meetings.

May 23 & 29

May 23 at 5:30 PM

May 29 at 6 PM

Community Budget Meetings

June 4 & 6

June 4 at 9 AM

June 6 at 5:30 PM

Public hearings on recommended budget

The public can provide comments during a public Board of Supervisors meetings.

 

June 13

5 PM

Budget Hearings Formally End

Revised recommended budget available online.

Online comments close

 

June 25
 

Budget deliberations and adoption

The Board of Supervisors adopts a budget for Fiscal Year 2024-25 and tentatively approves a budget for Fiscal Year 2025-26.
 


How To Get Involved

Learn about what the County does at Engage San Diego County and participate in the budget process. Watch the video below, see important dates above for details, and watch Board meetings and budget hearings here.

What the County does: a quick introduction

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2023-24 Budget Information

Revenues

$8.17 Billion

Adopted Operational Plan Fiscal Year 2023-24

Explore the various budgeted revenues adopted by the Board of Supervisors. This includes revenues from taxes, fees and other charges for services.

Expenditures

$8.17 Billion

Adopted Operational Plan Fiscal Year 2023-24

Explore the various budgeted expenditures adopted by the Board of Supervisors. This includes expenditures in public safety, health, land use and finance & general government.
 

The 2023-24 County of San Diego Budget Explained

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Highlights from the County's recommended budget.

Past Years Budget Documents


A comprehensive overview of the CAO's recommended financial plan for the County's operations for the next two fiscal years.

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.

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.