April 22, 2018
County ‘supes’ brace for budget review, sticker shock
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Riverside County Supervisors are about to get their first preview of the county’s 2018-19 budget.

The county is facing roughly $200 million in new/additional costs over the next 4 or 5 years—much of which is being imposed by outside sources, like the State of California.

Pending local expenditures:

Corrections (Jails): $ 120,876,000
Sheriff Patrols: $ 101,818,000
District Attorney: $ 65,380,000
Fire Protection: $ 56,481,000
Public Defender: $ 38,471,000
Inmate Detention Health: $ 36,671,000
Trail Court assistance: $ 27,355,000
Juvenile Hall: $ 20,271,000
Social Services Admin: $ 16,230,000
Mandated Aid Programs: $ 13,522,000
Sheriff Support Services: $ 13,412,000
Animal Services: $ 11,773,000
B.C. (public safety) Training Cntr $ 11,338,000
Sheriff Administration: $ 11,327,000
Tax Assessor: $ 11,254,000
County Executive Office: $ 10,811,000
Probation: $ 10,640,000
Indigent Defense: $ 10,157,000

Supervisor Kevin Jeffries explains that the county ‘supes’ directly controls roughly $800 million a year – mostly for the departments and services noted above. “So when we see $200 million in new or additional costs coming – it has our full attention,” Jeffries says.

The county ‘supes’ will get their first budget preview on April 24th.
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