Ada County Commissioners to Consider $238 Million Budget

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When Ada County Commissioners convene Tuesday morning, they'll consider a Fiscal Year 2015 spending plan for the county, totaling nearly $240 million in appropriations, to be funded by nearly $93 million in property taxes and and more than $145 million in non-property tax revenues.

The proposed FY 2015 budget includes a number of one-time expenses, including the payoff of $37 million in Ada County Courthouse bonds, replacing an outdated jail security system and initial funding for replacing the county's 40-year-old emergency 911 dispatch center.

Ada County's biggest piece of the budget pie is reserved for the sheriff's department—more than $60 million is proposed. Other highlights include the motor vehicle department ($2.5 million), the prosecutor's office ($13.3 million), the public defender's office ($8.2 million), information technology ($6.4 million) and Emergency Communications ($8.6 million).

The Ada County Commissioners will gavel into session at 9 a.m.