Â The following release came through from the county press office.
Santa Ana, CA â€” The Orange County Board of Supervisors today approved a $5.5 billion dollar budget for Fiscal Year 2010-11.
The new budget includes 36 fewer employee positions than in FY 09-10, continuing a trend that has resulted in a decrease of more than 1,000 County employee positions since FY 07-08. In recognition of the impact of the continuing economic downturn on the County, the Board of Supervisors also extended through December 16, 2010 a resolution authorizing elected officials to contribute five percent of their salary to the County and extended a 5% pay reduction for County executive managers.
The adopted County budget demonstrates the Boardâ€™s continued commitment to the safety and welfare of County residents while prudently using financial reserves to preserve essential County services. County officials are carefully monitoring progress toward agreement on a State budget that could dramatically impact many existing County programs.
The new County budget takes effect July 1, 2010.