Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Paul S. McCulla, County Administrator

June 12, 2008

Staff Lead:


Anthony I. Hooper, Deputy County Administrator

County Administration


A Work Session to Review the Budget Reduction Plan for the FY 2008-2009 Budget, Directing a Reduction in Force and Authorizing Severance Packages


Topic Description:

During the completion of the budget adoption process in late March the Board established a budget and directed the staff to prepare budget reductions to correspond with the funding available for the FY 2009 budget.  At the final budget work session cuts of 1.5% were to be made to a number of departmental budgets with more specific reductions required of the Community Development and Parks and Recreation departments.

Since that time the we have worked with Department Heads to achieve these cuts in a manner that would also that would create the possibility that these reductions might also be required in the FY 2010 budget.  Toward that end we have attempted to make program changes and budget revisions that are sustainable in future years.

Attached is a summary of the budget reductions totaling $770,249.  Approximately 58% of the cuts are from Personnel line items.  Eight positions have been eliminated or defunded and hours were reduced impacting positions in 10 different departments.  A summary of the personnel changes is shown on the attachment.

In order to implement this plan a reduction in the workforce is required and it is recommended that a severance package be approved consistent with existing personnel policies for the impacted positions.  


Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

Conduct a work session and consider adoption of the attached resolution.

Financial Impacts Analysis:

Budget reductions in the amount of $770,249 are recommended to conform to the budget adopted by the Board for FY 09.


Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request: 

All County Departments


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