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Budget Staff

Mission Statement


The Escambia County Office of Management and Budget Services is responsible for all aspects of the budgetary accounting system, including budget preparation, expenditure and revenue forecasting, monitoring and reporting. The office supports the policy and program initiatives of the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners and county administrator by providing professional municipal finance and budget analysis assistance to functions under the board. The office provides assistance to all county departments so that those departments can perform their tasks and services in an effective and efficient manner to better serve the citizens of Escambia County.

Fiscal Year 2017-18 Budget Information

FY 2016-2017 Accomplishments

  • Adopted and executed the fiscal year 2016/17 budget in the amount of $437 million per F.S. Chapter 129. 
  • Developed and adopted through administration and board action the fiscal year 2017/18 budget in the amount of $455 million per F.S. Chapter 129. This budget is our best effort to provide the services and quality of life our citizens have come to expect.
  • Coordinated with administration and the clerk of court to issue the Series 2017 Sales Tax Revenue Bonds in the amount of $78.1 million for construction of the new jail facility.
  • Millage rates remain the same for FY2017/18 at the FY2016/17 level of 6.617 county-wide, .685 Law Enforcement MSTU, and .359 for the Library MSTU.
  • The FY2016/17 budget is in compliance with the Truth in Millage, or TRIM, Certification for Escambia County per F.S. 200.065. By remaining in compliance, no penalties are levied upon the Escambia County government by the state of Florida, and it keeps our board-adopted millage rates at the amounts presented to the public. 
  • Received zero TRIM violations for FY 2016/17 and FY 2017/18.
  • Received the Distinguished Budget Presentation award for the FY 2016/17 budget from the Government Finance Officers Association.
 
  • Processed 244 budget amendments totaling roughly $276 million in various funding.
  • Performed position control for an adopted total of 1,766 positions for FY2016/17.
    Reviewed more than 1,064 personnel action forms to confirm budgeted salary, position and cost center.
  • Managed and executed on an annual basis approximately 25 agreements and miscellaneous appropriations and eight other agency POs for local nonprofits, outside agencies and organizations in Escambia County that benefit the overall community, per BCC direction.
  • Managed over 198 Special Districts/MSBUs totaling roughly $1.036 million annually and processed first-year levies of five new MSBUs for street lighting, holding pond maintenance and construction improvements. The MSBU assessment roll was successfully adopted as part of the adopted county budget.
  • Managed McDonald Shopping Center leases for seven tenants, with collections of rent totaling $101,900. 
  • Sold surplus furniture totaling approximately $15,244.
  • Performed 21 site inspections on escheated/foreclosed county properties and reviewed 300+ county-held tax certificates before application for tax deed.
 

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TRIM violations for FY15/16

436,581,528

Amount of the adopted budget for FY16/17

1,064 

Personnel action forms reviewed