Clackamas County unveils proposed FY 2016-17 budget

From: Tracy Moreland, Clackamas County Community Relations Specialist, 503-655-8520

 Media and Interested Parties

Clackamas County Administrator Don Krupp has announced the county's fiscal year 2016-17 proposed budget of approximately $720.6 million and an all-funds proposed budget - encompassing other county agencies and service districts - of approximately $973 million.

The Administrator's Budget Message identified program and department highlights from the last year, as well as recommended allocations for the coming fiscal year. Krupp also addresses the impact to the county if voters in Damascus approve a measure to disincorporate as a city.

"This proposed budget seeks to bolster core internal infrastructure and critical services. These are not 'nice to have' items. It also prioritizes efforts that align with the strategic goals of Performance Clackamas and represents key investments that can be leveraged in future years," Krupp said.

A budget committee made up of the five county commissioners and five citizen members will begin a series of public meetings on the budget Tuesday, May 31 and continue throughout the week. Hearings on county-governed districts and agencies will be held June 6.

A public hearing on the general county budget will be held Thursday, June 2 in the Development Services Auditorium, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City, at 5:30 p.m.

As they work toward an approved final budget, the committee will review all departmental requests and may modify the Administrator's Proposed Budget according to their own priorities.

The public is welcome to attend all budget meetings and to provide input and testimony at scheduled hearings. Budget meetings are audio taped and posted online for the public within 48 hours.

For more about the budget including the Administrator's Budget Message, department budgets, presentations, videos and other informative content please visit the county budget webpage.

For more information, please contact Tim Heider at 503-742-5911.