Over half the budget goes for Public Safety and the Judicial system.
Public Safety (29%) includes the Sheriff’s Department, the Jail, Emergency Services, Fire, the Coroner’s Office, and other law enforcement costs.
The remainder of the Public Safety item (12%) is the Special Projects mentioned above (S.P.L.O.S.T.) Judicial Expenses include the Clerk of Court, the Superior, Probate, Magistrate, and Juvenile Courts, the Law Library, the District Attorney, and the Public Defender.
The Public Works budget (20%) includes Traffic Management, Roads and Maintenance, and the Recycling/Waste Management Departments.
The General Government budget (14%) pays for the Executive, Administrative, and Financial Departments of the county government.
Our Parks and Recreation Programs make up 4% of the budgeted expenses.
Housing/Development (4%) include Conservation, Planning, Land Use, the Building Inspection Department, and Economic Development.
Health Department (1%) and Debt Service (4%) complete the budget items.