County unan­i­mously ap­proves next bud­get

Lodi News-Sentinel - - Page Two - cao/coun­ty_bud­get. — News-Sen­tinel staff

STOCK­TON — The San Joaquin County Board of Su­per­vi­sors has unan­i­mously ap­proved a $1.62 bil­lion bal­anced bud­get for fis­cal year 2017-18.

The ap­proved bud­get in­cludes a $127 mil­lion in­crease from the pre­vi­ous year.

In­cluded in the bud­get is $326.2 mil­lion for law and jus­tice de­part­ments. That will al­low for a net in­crease of 16 full-time po­si­tions, in the Sher­iff’s, Dis­trict At­tor­ney and Pub­lic De­fender of­fices. Pro­ba­tion will lose seven po­si­tions. The bud­get also in­cludes funds for court­house re­pairs and up­grades to the county jail and honor farm.

Pro­ceeds from the county’s Tran­sient Oc­cu­pancy Tax, charged to ho­tel guests, will go to­ward fund­ing tourism ac­tiv­i­ties and eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment. That in­cludes funds for iHub San Joaquin and the Gate­way to Growth mag­a­zine, as well as in­cen­tives for busi­nesses that re­lo­cate to San Joaquin County.

The bud­get also in­cludes more than half a mil­lion dol­lars for re­pair­ing, main­tain­ing and im­prov­ing lev­ees.

To re­view the bud­get, visit

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