County of Marin - News Releases - Budget Preview

For Immediate Release
June 14, 2018

Board Prepares to Vote on Annual Budget

Total funding is up 6.37 percent from a year ago; final vote expected June 20

San Rafael, CA – The Marin County Board of Supervisors will be presented with the first year of the 2018-2020 proposed budget June 18 and 20, with an opportunity to adopt the $589,929,959 spending plan.

A view of the Marin County Civic Center including the dome and the spire.The proposed budget for 2018-19 is up 6.37 percent higher than the current budget.
Public budget hearings begin at 9 a.m. Monday, June 18, in the Board of Supervisors chamber, Suite 330, at the Marin County Civic Center. The Supervisors will pick up the budget hearing again at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, and are expected to take a vote at the hearing’s conclusion.

The proposed budget is up 6.37 percent from a year ago. It allocates one-time investments in the Board’s top priorities, including affordable housing, racial equity, climate change, disaster preparedness, and County road infrastructure. The budget also includes increased ongoing allocations for expanded mental health programs, increased infrastructure rehabilitation, and cost-of-living adjustments for County staff and community-based organizations.

Recent budget growth is largely a reflection of new state funding for mental health and homeless services. As the economy has sustained moderate growth levels, local revenue from property tax, sales tax and transient occupancy tax revenues have rebounded. Property taxes remain the single largest source of discretionary revenue for the County’s general fund, and those are projected to increase 5.2 percent in 2018-19. The proposed general fund budget is $443,119,221, up just 0.5 percent from a year ago.

Learn more on the budget overview page of the County Administrator’s webpage. Questions or suggestions about the budget may be emailed to

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Bret Uppendahl
Budget Manager
County Administrator's Office

3501 Civic Center Drive
Suite #325
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 473-6358
Email: Bret Uppendahl
County Administrator website