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October 18, 2016

Public invited to comment on 2017 Recommended Budget

Members of the public are invited to view recommended budget,
comment by email or at public hearing on Tuesday, Oct. 25.

(Boulder County, Colo.) -- The Budget Office presented a
recommended budget of
$402.7 million for calendar year 2017 to the Board of County Commissioners at
a public meeting on Thursday, Oct. 13. (See:
link to meeting

The budget presentation included a review of
all county funds and a description of expenditures that the Budget Office has
recommended for inclusion in the 2017 Boulder County Budget. It also included preliminary revenue figures for
2017, many of which will be updated through this fall's budget process as more detailed
projections become available.

The 2017 Recommended Budget is a
baseline budget prepared by the Budget Office to serve as a starting point for
the Board of County Commissioners to consider as part of their statutory
responsibility to set a balanced budget by Dec. 15 for the upcoming year.

Additional budget requests, priorities, and adjustments to the recommended
budget will be considered by the Board of County Commissioners at their annual budget work session on Thursday, Nov. 10.

How to
provide public comment on the 2017 Recommended Budget:

Beginning this year, the county budget
process has been improved to allow for greater public engagement and transparency and to provide members of the public with additional
opportunities to weigh in on the budget setting process with their priorities
and feedback.

The 2017 Recommended
Budget, which includes a description of proposed spending packages by fund,
elected office, and department, as well as projected revenues for 2017, is
available for review online at: Public comments may be submitted in writing at any time
using the public comment
or made in person at a public hearing*
scheduled for 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25.

Next steps:

The Boulder County Commissioners will conduct their 2017
Budget Work Session*
from 3:30 - 5
p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10.
At the work session, the county commissioners
will consider the Budget Office’s 2017 Recommended Budget along
with public input received and additional county elected office and department requests in order
to provide final funding directives to the Budget
Office. The public is invited to attend the work session, but no public
testimony will be taken.

The final 2017 Boulder County Budget
will be adopted* on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 1 p.m.

comments to the Board of County Commissioners:

Public comments may be submitted at any
time using the public comment
; or by email to; or by mail to: Boulder County Commissioners’ Office, P.O. Box
471, Boulder, CO 80306.

A schedule of all meetings is available on the budget calendar. Information about current and prior
years’ budgets is available at: