Santa Rosa County to host budget workshops and public hearings

Published on July 18, 2014 with No Comments

The fiscal year 2014/2015 budget workshops for Santa Rosa County Constitutional Officers and the Commission departments are scheduled for Tuesday, July 22.  The workshop for the constitutional officers begins at 9 a.m. and the workshop for the commission departments following at 1:30 p.m. Both meetings are in the Santa Rosa County Commission Meeting Room located at 6495 Caroline Street in Milton.

According to Santa Rosa County Administrator Hunter Walker’s budget message, the total operating budget for fiscal year 2014/2015 is $102,465,575, an increase of $1,474,604 over the fiscal year 2013/2014 budget.  The tentative budget reflects a 5.37 percent increase in property tax revenue over fiscal year 2013/2014 and proposes no increase in the millage rate.  The county administrator’s full budget message and proposed budget can be found online at

The budget process also includes two public hearings, Thursday, Sept. 4 at 6 p.m. and Tuesday,  Sept. 16 at 6 p.m.,  before the fiscal year 2014/2015 budget is finalized and approved by the board. All meetings are open to the public and held in the commission meeting room located at 6445 Caroline Street. The meetings are also streamed lived and available for replay at

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