May 29, 2002
Contact: Diane Thomas
Public Workshop on
FY 2002- 03 County Budget Set for June 6
(Santa Ana) - The County of Orange invites
the public to attend a budget workshop from 3 to 5 p.m.,
June 6 in the Planning Commission room located on the
first floor of the Hall of Administration, 10 Civic Center
Plaza in Santa Ana.
The budget workshop is a public presentation held annually
to introduce the upcoming fiscal year County budget. County
staff will provide an overview of the recommended FY 2002-2003
County budget including a discussion of key issues affecting
this year's budget.
Esmael Adibi, Ph.D. will present the Orange County economic
update. Adibi is the director of A. Gary Anderson Center
for Economic Research (ACER) at Chapman University in
Orange. ACER generates a quarterly forecast that identifies
key economic indicators that facilitates annual updates
of the County's five-year strategic financial plan.
County Executive Officer Michael Schumacher, Ph.D., will
present introductory remarks at 3 p.m. followed by CEO/Office
of Finance staff. Topic highlights include State budget
impacts on Orange County; post 9/11 security; and the
new department of Child Support Services.
Questions should be directed to Diane Thomas, Manager,
CEO/Media Relations at 834-6203.
"Our freedom was challenged by the horrific tragedy
last September, but we did not turn to fear;. We have
come together stronger and more united, striving to build
safer, more inclusive communities in Orange County. And
that is the best way to remember all those who have perished,"
"We must work to create a world of love, peace and
justice. We never want to see any human being once again
become the victim of terrorism. We want to be vigilant
and not stand by when our neighbors are victims of hatred
and fear," said Dr. Siddiqi.
Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona and Fire Chief Chip
Prather will give the keynote addresses at the memorial.