The services agency provides other county departments and the public with services and management in the areas of procurement, facilities, fleet, and parks. The IT department provides technology assistance to county departments and agencies.
"Because of the work they've done these last four years, they've reduced the overhead costs of government for all the county service departments," county CEO
"That's a little more than
Powers said the savings were accomplished by working more efficiently and negotiating better vendor contracts for such services and items as records storage, manila folders and electric vehicle rebates.
"It's a combination of reducing costs and increasing efficiencies," he said. "We're constantly looking at ways to streamline things. If the process takes 20 steps, can we do it in 10?"
The supervisors seemed impressed by the savings.
"We do all these good things that the public doesn't know about," said Supervisor
In other business, the board unanimously approved some increases in rents and fees for county parks.
At Grossgold's recommendation, the board increased the fee for non-campfire sites at
The board also established an
Supervisors also established a
Revenue collected from such fees is used to fund the costs of operating and maintaining countywide park facilities.
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