FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 26, 1996 Contact: Diane Thomas Media/Community Relations 714.834.6203 After hours: 714.770.1235
County Hosts Budget Workshops for the Public
WHAT: County of Orange officials will hold two public workshops to provide information about the County's budget process.
"Budget This two-hour session introduces participants to the basics of budgeting. Basics" Topics covered include setting policy direction, the proposal/approval process, the CEO's role, definition of terms, the budget workbook, sources of funding (state, federal, etc.) and a general overview of the proposed budget for Fiscal Year 1996-97.
When: Tuesday, August 6, 7-9 p.m.
Where: Orange County Library Headquarters - Multipurpose Room 1501 East St. Andrew Place, Santa Ana
"The Budget: Beyond Basics"
This session includes informational presentations from six agencies/departments about their budgets. Breakout sessions will follow the general session and will provide an opportunity for the public to receive more detailed information and ask specific questions. Each session will be offered three times.
The schedule for presentations is as follows:
Overview 1 - 1:30 p.m.
Health Care Agency 1:30 - 1:40 p.m.
Community Services Agency 1:40 - 1:50 p.m.
Social Services Agency 1:50 - 2 p.m.
Break 2 - 2:15 p.m.
District Attorney 2:15 - 2:25 p.m.
Probation 2:25 - 2:35 p.m.
Sheriff 2:35 - 2:45 p.m.
The 50-minute breakout sessions will run from 3 - 6 p.m.. Departments and agencies will each staff a classroom where they will provide additional information and handouts.
The following agencies/departments will be represented in breakout rooms:
Health Care Agency
Community Services Agency
Social Services Agency
Court & Court Support including District Attorney and Sheriff-Coroner
General Government including Assessor, Auditor-Controller, Board Offices, Clerk of the Board, Clerk-Recorder, County Counsel, County Executive Office, Data Systems, Environmental Management Agency, General Services Agency and Treasurer-Tax Collector
When: Wednesday, August 7, 1 - 6 p.m.
Where: Century High School - 1401 S. Grand Ave., Santa Ana
Presentations held in the auditorium
Breakouts sessions held in designated classrooms
WHY: The County wants to provide the public with information about where the County's funding comes from and how spending decisions are made. Residents will then have the understanding and tools needed to help them participate in the budget process.