Board of Supervisors to Hold Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Budget Hearing Sessions Starting June 12


At budget hearings beginning Monday, the County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors will review County Executive Jeffrey V. Smith’s Recommended Budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018, which begins July 1, and by Friday, make final decisions about the funding priorities and levels for County services. The recommended $6.5 billion budget includes all services, operations, capital improvements and reserves. The County Executive’s Recommended General Fund Budget is $3.4 billion, which covers all discretionary and many mandated services for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017. 

The County Executive is asking the Board of Supervisors to continue investing in essential services as well as address urgent service needs. Key issues include improving correctional facilities and programs; providing support for homeless programs and creating affordable housing; supporting whole person care for our clients most in need; continuing to build back the County's infrastructure; and building in reserves to protect the County from federal and state economic threats and uncertainties such as the federal budget and repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

The budget hearing sessions, which follow the May workshops where Board members reviewed the Budget recommendations, are the public’s second opportunity to engage and comment on the planned allocation of resources before the Board of Supervisors approves the final budget on June 16.

Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Recommended Budget

County Executive’s Budget Message


June 12, 13, 14, and 16, 2017



Board Chambers, County Government Center, 70 W. Hedding Street, San Jose



County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors

County Executive Jeffrey V. Smith, M.D., J.D.

Agency/Department Heads



Monday, June 12, 2017 – 1:30 p.m.

  • Budget Overview
  • Finance and Government Operations:Special Programs and Reserves, Appropriations and Contingencies, Board of Supervisors, Clerk of the Board, County Executive’s Office (including Supportive Housing, LAFCO, Risk Management), Assessor, Measure B Transportation Improvement Program, Procurement, County Counsel, Registrar of Voters, Information Services Department, County Communications, Facilities and Fleet, Capital Budget, County Library, Employee Services Agency, Finance Agency (including Controller-Treasurer Department, County Debt Service, County Clerk-Recorder’s Office, Department of Tax and Collections)

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 1:30 p.m.

  • Health and Hospital:Public Health, Behavioral Health Services, Custody Health Services, Community Health Services, Valley Health Plan, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (including Health SB12 and Children’s Health Initiative)
  • Public Safety and Justice:Office of the District Attorney, Office of the Public Defender, Office of Pretrial Services, Criminal Justice System-wide Costs, Office of the Sheriff, Medical Examiner-Coroner, Department of Correction, Probation Department

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 6:30 p.m.

  • Evening session to continue, if necessary.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 1:30 p.m.

  • Children, Seniors and Families:Department of Child Support Services, In-Home Supportive Services, Social Services Agency (Agency Office, Department of Family and Children’s Services, Department of Employment and Benefits Services, Department of Aging and Adult Services)
  • Housing, Land Use, Environment and Transportation:Department of Planning and Development, Consumer and Environmental Protection Agency (including Department of Environmental Health and Vector Control District), Department of Parks and Recreation, Roads and Airports Department, Santa Clara County Fire Department, Los Altos Hills Fire District, South Santa Clara County Fire District

Friday, June 16, 2017 – 1:30 p.m.

  • Summary, wrap up and Board vote

County Executive’s FY 2017-2018 Recommended Budget is located at under Hot Topics.




Media Contact: Laurel Anderson, Office of Public Affairs, (408) 299-5119

Posted: June 8, 2017


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