Fiscal Year 2023-24 budget directs more than $116 million of General Fund dollars to public safety
The Board of County Commissioners formally adopted the fiscal year 2023-2024 budgets for the county’s general operations, and the service districts overseen by the Board of County Commissioners, earlier today. These actions followed a series of public meetings and hearings by the respective budget committee in late May.
Property taxes raised by the county for general operations for the forthcoming Fiscal Year will total approximately $155.9 million. The county’s discretionary General Fund, which the Board of County Commissioners can generally allocate wherever it chooses, is overwhelmingly made up of these property tax dollars.
When adding the $15 million set aside for the replacement courthouse, more than $116 million of the General Fund is being directed to public safety efforts (courthouse replacement project, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, District Attorney’s Office, Juvenile Department, Disaster Management).
This is the largest amount of General Fund dollars allocated to public safety efforts ever for Clackamas County. The Board of County Commissioners has made clear that public safety is a priority for our community.
Further, the fiscal year 2023-2024 budget includes approximately $44.4 million in additional funding from Metro’s Supportive Housing Services measure, which funds services for people experiencing homelessness or at risk of experiencing homelessness. Clackamas County investments in this area are guided by our Local Implementation Plan.
The newly adopted budgets total $1,795,420,563, which includes service district and agency budgets, dedicated state and federal funds, grants, property taxes, and other revenue sources.
The adopted general budget for Clackamas County (not including service districts/agencies) is $1,266,733,717 including reserves.
The adopted budgets for county-governed service districts and agencies are:
- Clackamas County Development Agency, $44,136,799
- Clackamas County Enhanced Law Enforcement District, $8,888,752
- Clackamas County Extension and 4-H Service District, $14,112,341
- Clackamas Water Environment Services, $288,905,817
- Housing Authority of Clackamas County, $87,032,700
- Library Service District of Clackamas County, $23,140,234
- North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District, $57,528,303
- Street Lighting Service District No. 5, $4,941,900
The public is welcome and encouraged to delve into the details of the county budget via our OpenGov portal, available on our budget page.