The fiscal year 2013/2014 budget workshops for Santa Rosa County Constitutional Officers and the Board of County Commission departments are scheduled for Tuesday, July 23.  The workshop for the constitutional officers will begin at 9 a.m. with 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 2013/2014 is $99,481,496, an increase of $521,763 over the FY 2012/2013 budget.  The tentative budget uses no reserves to balance the operating budget and proposes no increase in the millage rate.  The county administrator’s full budget message and proposed budget can be found online at www.santarosa.fl.gov/budget.
 
The budget process also includes two public hearings – the first Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 6 p.m. and the final meeting Monday, Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. before the fiscal year 2013-2014 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 www.santarosa.fl.gov.