Members of the public are invited to a Sacramento County Budget Workshop
Thursday, Feb. 4, beginning at 3 p.m. and ending at 8 p.m. or when public comment ends—whichever happens first. The workshop will be virtual and can be viewed on the Metro Cable 14 website
, on Metro Cable Ch. 14, and via BlueJeans
. Those who don’t have internet access can join by phone by dialing (415) 466-7000 and entering the meeting ID 1458615#. Please note this phone line will not be used for public comment.
Staff from the Sacramento County Budget and Debt Management Office will kick off the workshop with a presentation about the budget basics, budget content and format, the process of preparing the budget, and the County’s current budget and fiscal condition.
After an approximately one and a half-hour presentation regarding the County’s budget and budget process, viewers may call (916) 875-2500 with questions and/or input about budget priorities. Please note that callers may be on hold for an extended period of time and should plan accordingly.
For those who cannot watch the workshop live, the video will be available on the County’s YouTube account
. Sacramento County residents may also share their comments regarding budget priorities via email at Budget2021@saccounty.net
. The email will be available through Thursday, Feb. 11, and all responses will be forwarded to the Board of Supervisors.
“The Board expressed interest in a presentation for Sacramento County residents to better understand the County’s budget process and to weigh in on their budget priorities, and that is the intent of this workshop,” said Acting County Executive Ann Edwards. “The budget process is a complex one, and our goal is to shed light on this process in a way that is clear and transparent.”
There will be other opportunities for public comment on the budget at Board meetings throughout the fiscal year, including a budget policies item in late February, a Board budget workshop in April, and at the Budget Hearings in June. Sign up for Board meeting alerts
via email and/or text message.