$160.3 million general fund approved for operations primarily through property taxes

Clackamas County commissioners on Thursday, June 9, adopted all but two budgets for fiscal year 2022-23, which begins July 1.

A total of $1.52 billion will be committed to funding general operations, service districts and agencies in the county through federal, state, local and property taxes and fees.

The county's general fund has been set at $160.3 million, consisting primarily of property taxes the board can allocate at its discretion.

The general fund finances departments including assessment and taxation, community corrections, disaster management, finance, human resources, juvenile, public and government affairs, resolution services, and transportation and development.

The general budget additionally pays for positions, including county administration, clerk and counsel positions and the district attorney, as well as the offices of the sheriff and treasurer.

About $97.8 million of the newly adopted general fund, or 61%, is being earmarked for the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, community corrections, district attorney's office and juvenile Department.

The new budget approvals also commit $32 million to ending chronic homelessness through the regional Supportive Housing Services measure, a business and personal income tax passed in May 2020 by voters in Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties.

Budgets for the Housing Authority of Clackamas County and the North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District will be passed later in June, according to the county.

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