March Budget Update from Supervisor Sackett

Budget Workshop


Chart of 2023 County Budget


Dear Neighbors,

Beginning Monday, March 27, at 9:00 am, the Board of Supervisors will hold its annual Budget Workshop. The 3-days of budget workshops provide an update to the Board of Supervisors and the community on the County's $716M budget. We will hear from community members, and the Board will provide guidance to County Departments.

I encourage you to participate, take a few minutes to review the presentations, and share your thoughts with me and my fellow board members. Public comment will be taken at 9:00 am on Monday, or send me an email. The March Budget Workshop shapes the June Budget Hearings, where we solidify our financial commitments to our County’s top priorities.

The Monday Budget Workshop agenda includes a high-level overview of the County budget, race equity efforts, and will delve into the County's continuous improvement work. Monday afternoon, we will have an opportunity to discuss recruitment and retention efforts within the County's workforce, and we will close the day by discussing American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds, sea level rise, and climate change recommendations.

On Tuesday, the Board will hold a regular Board of Supervisors meeting and a Budget Workshop that will focus on an update on affordable and workforce housing, homelessness, and permanent supportive housing. On Wednesday, the Budget Workshop agenda includes department-level continuous improvement efforts and department work plans.

Despite the current economic turmoil, we do not anticipate cuts to public services in the 2023-24 budget. Given the current state deficit, we will keep a close eye on Sacramento and any potential impacts on services.

The County has earmarked $25 million of federal ARPA funding for permanent supportive housing, revitalization of Golden Gate Village, the establishment of a Southern Marin hub for County services, improvements to fire department facilities, and projects to help adapt to sea level rise.

Our financially prudent approach toward our County finances is key to ensuring we can continue to provide safety-net services during periods of slow economic growth. I look forward to hearing from you.

Stay in touch, 

Mary's Signature

Marin County Board of Supervisors, District 1
3501 Civic Center Drive, Suite 329, San Rafael, CA 94903
Direct Tel: (415) 473-7331

District Aide: Gustavo Goncalves
Direct Tel: (415) 473-7342

District Aide: Julia Reinhard
Direct Tel: (415) 473-7354

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