The 2021-2022 budget has been approved by the Imperial County Board of Supervisors.
The $655.8 million budget for the coming fiscal year includes $202 million for Public Assistance. $131.7 million to Public Health. $126.3 million to Public Protection. $31.2 million to General Government. $17.8 million to Public Ways and Facilities. $1.91 million to Education and $800,000 to Parks and Recreation. The County's budget is primarily made up of state and federal funding and other revenues that are designated for specific programs.
Following recent budget hearings the Board of Supervisors augmented funds to the District Attorney's Office , Fire Protection , Agricultural Commissioner's Office , the Public Administrator's Indigent Burial Program and various employee reclassifications. An estimated $2.1 million was saved in not filling vacant positions , $1 million through an early retirement incentive program , $4 million by reclassifying the Department of Social Services from General Fund to Special Revenue Fund , $2 million by aligning overhead charges to current staffing and expense levels and $1 million by paying off the 1997 Pension Obligation Bond.
According to Michael Kelley , Chairman of the Imperial County Board of Supervisors , " This budget is a testament to the hard work by our county administration and every single one of our over 2,400 dedicated employees."