Public invited to comment on county budget

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From: Tim Heider, Public Information Officer, 503-742-5911

Media and Interested Parties

The Board of Clackamas County Commissioners would like to invite all interested residents to provide testimony on the proposed county budget for fiscal year 2018-19.

Clackamas County Administrator Don Krupp has outlined a proposed budget of approximately $845 million and an all-funds proposed budget – encompassing the agencies and service districts that the county oversees – of approximately $1.17 billion.

The public hearing (where testimony is allowed) on the general county budget will be held Thursday, May 31 in the Development Services Auditorium, 150 Beavercreek Road in Oregon City, at 5:30 p.m.

Clackamas County has a thorough budget webpage at www.clackamas.us/budget, where residents are welcome to review the schedule of departmental budget presentations. The budget hearings start at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 29, and are currently slated to run until midday the following Tuesday (subject to change based on deliberations/presentation lengths).

In addition to the schedule, the webpage details the County Administrator’s Budget Message, the budget process, an FAQ, the make-up of the budget committee, and more.

Of particular note is Krupp’s Budget Message, available at http://bit.ly/2khCTSl, which identifies program and department highlights from the last year, as well as recommended allocations for the coming fiscal year.

The public is welcome to attend all budget meetings. Budget meetings are videotaped and posted online for the public within 24-48 hours.

For more information, members of the media and public may contact Tim Heider at theider@clackamas.us or 503-742-5911.