On June 15, 2021, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted the 21/22 County Budget. Nevada County's long-standing Board of Supervisors' budget and financial management policies have created a solid foundation to help get us beyond the COVID-19 pandemic the past year. The County has been planning for a major emergency or recession for several years to continue operations without the need for drastic cuts in budgets or services, and that planning continues to serve the County well.
"I'm looking forward to working with our partners on Board Objectives that will have a major impact on our community," said Board of Supervisors Chair Dan Miller. "Thank you to our budget team for putting this budget document together and showing so clearly how the budget dollars will be put to good use."
The budget supports the 2021 Board Objectives, including reducing the risk of wildfire, a post-pandemic economic recovery strategy, equitable expansion of broadband access, addressing homelessness, supporting affordable housing, and maintaining the County's fiscal stability and core services.
"I'm optimistic as we move forward on implementing the objectives set by the Board of Supervisors at its January meeting," said County CEO Alison Lehman. "While there is no denying the past year's challenges, it has also increased our resiliency and ability to adapt."
The 21/22 County Budget includes $299 million in expenditures, a 12.7% increase from the 20/21 County Budget. The most significant increases are in Capital Expenses (5.7% for roads and bridges and 1.0% for Transit bus improvements), plus beginning to return to normalcy following the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The budget includes expenditure savings due to the closing of Juvenile Hall and increased expenditures in the Health and Human Services agency to meet State obligations related to COVID-19.
"The Board's fiscal prudence and planning have kept us in a great position to continue a high level of service during uncertain years like this past one, where we faced a global pandemic and a major wildfire event,” added Chief Fiscal Officer Martin Polt. “With the policies we have in place, we were able to dedicate a large portion of relief dollars back into our community to support business and economic recovery as we come out of the pandemic."
Nevada County Budget Portal
June 1, 2021 Budget Hearings Video
June 15, 2021 Budget Adoption Video
Right to left: District 5 Supervisor Hardy Bullock, Chief Fiscal Officer Martin Polt, District 4 Supervisor and Vice-Chair Sue Hoek, District 3 Supervisor and Chair Dan Miller, CEO Management Analyst Barry Anderson, CEO Management Analyst Georgette Aronow, District 1 Supervisor Heidi Hall, District 2 Supervisor Ed Scofield.Right to left: Assistant County Executive Officer Mali LaGoe, District 3 Supervisor and Chair Dan Miller, Chief Fiscal Officer Martin Polt, County Executive Officer Alison Lehman, CEO Management Analyst Georgette Aronow, CEO Management Analyst Barry Anderson.