The county Board of Supervisors is getting ready to schedule county budget hearings for the 2002-2003 and 2003-2004 fiscal years.
County Executive Officer Ann Capela is recommending a 2002-2003 general fund of $151.9 million with a $14.5 million deficit. The general fund is the county's day-to-day money resource. For 2003-04, Capela is recommending $153.5 million in the general fund with a $12.6 million deficit.
The board will schedule the hearings at its regular meeting Tuesday.
Last year, three of the five supervisors voiced opposition to a county budget operating on a multimillion-dollar deficit.
During last year's budget discussion, Assistant County Executive Officer Robertta Burns said the county's budget is operated according to state statute.
The board is also scheduled to:
· approve a letter to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management on its Imperial Sand Dune draft management plan and environmental study;