- Cost increases to 2010-11 budget
- Labor: $13.2 million
- Public assistance: $3.2 million
- Elections: $2.4 million
- Total: $17.7 million
- Revenue decreases
- Capital reserves: $23.5 million
- Property tax: $3.2 million
- Sales tax increase: $7.1 million
- Total decrease: $18.5 million
- Also on the agenda
In other action:
- The Board of Supervisors reappointed Woodbridge resident
Michael Devencenzi for a second four-year term representing the
Fourth Supervisorial District, reappointed Rodney Scott Baker and
Larry Wenell to the Lockeford Municipal Advisory Council, Angela
Rohrer and Rae Simas to the Thornton Municipal Advisory Council and
Rebecca Alvarado to the Thornton Community Center Advisory
There are two more openings on the Thornton MAC. Maria Tristan
applied for one of the openings, but Supervisor Ken Vogel said he
postponed a decision on Tristan because he had not had the
opportunity to interview her.
- The board approved the budget for the 2011 Lodi Grape Festival
and National Wine Show.
- Supervisors approved the county bicycle master plan update and
a memorandum of understanding between the county Sheriff's Office
and Stockton Metropolitan Airport for security.
- The board increased appropriations of almost $400,000 to the
Mokelumne River Water and Power Authority special district budget
to protect the county's interest on Delta water policy. That
increases the county's cost to $747,670.
- Adopt county's 2011 and 2012 priorities for state and federal
funds. The top priorities for state funding requests are Delta
water issues, the Lower San Joaquin River feasibility study and the
MORE (Mokelumne River) water project. The county will ask for
federal money for the Lower San Joaquin River study, Delta water
issues, the MORE water project, Stockton Metropolitan Airport
improvements and Highway 4 improvements west of Stockton.
- The board also allocated $85,800 to hire a lobbying firm for
the requested projects.
- Board chairman Larry Ruhstaller said he realizes that Congress
is unlikely to approve earmarks to local government, but he and
Supervisor Ken Vogel plan to lobby federal officials next week in
Washington, D.C., anyway, to maintain personal contacts with
- Supervisors adopted plans for Liberty Road resurfacing between
Lower Sacramento Road and Highway 99.
- The board adopted a $75,000 settlement with Angela Misquez, who
claimed disability discrimination and violation of the Family
Medical Leave Act at San Joaquin General Hospital.
— Ross Farrow
Posted: Wednesday, February 9, 2011 12:00 am
Updated: 6:46 am, Wed Feb 9, 2011.
Not counting any cuts from the state, San Joaquin County faces a
deficit ranging from $36 million to $38 million for the 2011-12
fiscal year, according to the County Administrator's Office.
The projected deficit is too large for the county to cut, so
county staff recommends trimming half the deficit from so-called
"one-time solutions," Assistant County Administrator Rosa Lee
Lee and County Administrator Manuel Lopez recommend that the
Board of Supervisors consider four other steps to trim the
- Set freezes on filling vacant positions and purchasing fixed
- Reallocate the $6 million hospital tax that has been set aside
for operations at San Joaquin General Hospital.
- Identify midand long-term capital projects for possible
The Board of Supervisors didn't act on the recommendations
Tuesday afternoon. Lee said that department heads will have four to
six weeks to submit budgets based on the need to cut almost $40
Contact reporter Ross Farrow at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 12:00 am.
Updated: 6:46 am.