Budget Process Milestones and Products
Washtenaw County’s fiscal year begins January 1 and ends December 31. Preparation for the county’s biennial budget encompasses a period of over ten months every two years, with the majority of work being completed during February through November. Many factors influence the direction of the budget, most notably the economy and outside funding levels, the priorities of the Board of Commissioners, vision of the Administrator and needs of our customers. Each two year budget process is unique given the internal and external influences. Some core elements always remain, but given the severity of the projected budget deficit, the 2012/13 cycle required a different approach than what had been used in the past. The following process milestones and products are available for the current budget process.