Yavapai County Board of Supervisors begin 2018-19 budget talks at Jan. 24 meeting

The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors kicks off its Fiscal Year 2018-19 budget talks at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at the Academic Complex I, Rm 302, on the Embry Riddle Aeronautical University campus, 3700 Willow Creek Road.

Administrator Phil Bourdon will present economic issues that include the state budget, county revenues, and preliminary numbers anticipated for next year’s budget. The study session will not result in any decisions by the supervisors, Bourdon said.

In addition to an overview of the general countywide budget, he will update the board, sitting as the Yavapai County Jail District Board of Directors, on the upcoming election to extend the sales tax, public outreach, and the importance of the jail sales tax to the operation and maintenance of the jails.

In late February, Bourdon sends budget instructions to each department head, and on March 12, those directors submit their budgets. Supervisors conduct discussion in budget hearings set for April 23 through April 26.

“The supervisors have three study sessions following that, on May 16, June 6 and June 20, with tentative adoption of the budget on July 5 and final budget adoption on Aug. 1,” Bourdon explained.

All meetings are open to the public.

— The Daily Courier