2019 supplemental budget submitted to county board
On Aug. 7, Ramsey County Manager Ryan O’Connor presented the proposed 2019 Supplemental Budget of $738 million to the board of commissioners. No change is proposed to the 4.3 percent property tax levy increase that commissioners approved in Dec. 2017 for the 2018-2019 budget.
Detailed revenue and expense information for the 2019 Supplemental Budget is available at ramseycounty.us/budget.
Overall, the proposed 2019 supplemental budget totals $737,799,770, an increase of about $1.5 million over the budget approved in Dec. 2017. Funding sources for this increase are split between additional grants received and the use of reserves.
In 2019, the property tax levy of $312,426,797 will continue to fund about 42 percent of the budget. The other primary revenue sources are intergovernmental revenue at $200.3 million (27 percent of total revenue) and charges for services at $159.7 million (22 percent of total revenue).
Over the next several weeks, the board of commissioners will conduct budget hearings with Service Teams and departments. Unique to Ramsey among Minnesota counties, in supplemental budget years departments provide updates on their performance measures – quantifiable goals that support the county’s mission and Strategic Plan.
Historical data and more information about performance measures is available at openperformance.ramseycounty.us.
Residents, businesses and other stakeholders are encouraged to provide feedback on the supplemental budget at two public hearings:
The full schedule is available at ramseycounty.us/budget. Hearings are streamed live online and also available in a video archive for later viewing.
The county board is scheduled to vote on the supplemental budget on Dec. 11.
Residents and stakeholders are encouraged to explore Ramsey County’s current budget and expenditures through a new online Open Data Portal at openfinance.ramseycounty.us.
Those looking for a brief and general recap of Ramsey County’s 2017 budget highlights are encouraged to view the Popular Annual Financial Report at ramseycounty.us/PAFR.