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2019-20 Recommended Expenditures
* Other includes all segments less than 1% of the total. Negative segments are not shown.
By Budget Division 2019-20 Recommended 2018-19 Adopted Variance from 2018-19 Adopted
COUNTY ADMINISTRATION
 
$3,460,963
80%
$3,213,989
81%
$246,974
7.7%
CLERK OF THE BOARD
 
$857,060
20%
$768,946
19%
$88,114
11.5%
Total
 
$4,318,023
100%
$3,982,935
100%
$335,088
8.4%
COUNTY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE

The County Administrative Officer works under the supervision and policy direction of the Board of Supervisors. The duties of the County Administrative Officer are specified in the County Code and include preparation and supervision of the County's budget, legislative analysis, contract and grant administration, intergovernmental relations, supervision of nonelected department heads, and oversight of all departmental functions. The County Administrative Office (CAO) has also been leading several new initiatives, including efforts to establish the County’s first strategic plan, two-year budget and operational plan, performance measurement, continuous process improvement known as PRIMO! Santa Cruz, a three-year leadership academy known as the Learn, Engage, Apply and Perform ( LEAP) Program, and facilities master planning. More information can be found in the County Strategic & Operational Planning initiatives section of the budget.

CLERK OF THE BOARD

The Clerk of the Board’s (COB) principal responsibilities are to maintain and publish the record of the proceedings of the Board of Supervisors in accordance with relevant laws, including the Ralph M. Brown Act. The COB also assists in the preparation of the agenda for the Board’s public meetings. The COB is implementing e-signature for all signed contracts, ordinances and resolutions coming before the Board of Supervisors.

For additional information please see the full budget document.