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Revised County budget - ignoring advocates

Updated: Oct 7, 2022

On September 7, 2022 the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors held a meeting. In this piece we'll be discussing item 4, the Public Hearing On, And Consideration Of Possible Revisions To, The Fiscal Year 2022-23 Approved Recommended Budget.

When the Recommended Budget was approved in June of 2022 it mostly kept the status quo for county budgeting in tact. There were some wins (that you can find covered in our previous write-up linked here), notably that the Public Defender’s Office got over $4 million in budget increases, including two new attorneys for their Pre-trial Support Program, which gets people out of jail and connected to services.

For the most part however, the Revised Budget discussed on 9/7/22 failed to make any new meaningful social-justice informed changes.

After 28 years on the Board of Supervisors, it is Chair Nottoli’s last budget. And he thought it went pretty smoothly relatively speaking.

County Executive Ann Edwards started off the item like this:

Alright Ann, that seems like a bit much...

Sac County Chief Fiscal Officer Amanda Thomas (pictured below) presented the revised recommended budget; presentation slides linked here.

The revised budget presented can be found in full at this link.

On June 9, 2022, the Board of Supervisors approved the Recommended Budget (“Approved Budget”).

The Revised Recommended Budget presented on September 7 2022 (text below pulled from revised budget doc linked above):