Summary of Objective Implementation Status
Work is underway to implement Service Area Budgeting, which will more clearly tie the County budget and budget process to major initiatives and services. The FY 2022-23 Adopted budget included an enhanced focus on service areas to tie the information and explanations of changes to the services being provided rather than more abstract budgeting categories. As part of the FY 2023-24 budget process, staff are working with all departments to better refine service areas and tie budgeting to the services being provided. In review of the implementation plan it was determined that development of performance metrics would better wait until after implementation of service areas and to better coincide with OE1-3, the establishment of Customer Service Metrics.
Key Milestone Update
|October, 2021 – Complete|
|June, 2022 – Complete|
|August 2022 – Rescheduled; anticipated late 2023|
|December 2022 – Rescheduled; anticipated late 2023/early 2024|
|June, 2023 – On target|
|June 2023 – Rescheduled; anticipated mid 2024|
|June 2024 – Rescheduled; anticipated for FY 2025-26 budget|
|Ongoing – on target|
Coordination and Partnership Update
Community, Equity, and Climate Update
Creating a more transparent budget benefits all users. The budget is primarily accessed online, so there are not significant geographic barriers to its use. As part of the continuous improvement model, staff will consider additional options to further make the budget accessible, including exploring whether the document should be translated, however as a very long document with relatively low readership, there may be other lower-hanging fruit.
No additional funding is needed at the current stage of development. As we expand into performance metrics, some resources may be needed.