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Pandemic changes operations, plans
Just about every part of the District's operations were performing above average for the first two and half months of the year. Sales tax receipts were coming in above estimate, our programming reached thousands of schoolchildren and our next budget was being planned accordingly.
That all came to an immediate halt in mid-March when social distance orders took effect and impacted our day-to-day operations. And March sales tax came in 24 percent below expectations.
The remaining three months of the fiscal year, April, May and June, are expected to also show sharp declines.
Since then we've worked to continue the important work of flood control, with our board and committees meeting remotely and our budget adjusted to reflect a very different reality.
Moving forward, flood control projects will be funded on a first-come, first-served basis with an established waitlist for when funding is made available. The District has roughly $85 million in bonding authority to fund projects in the next fiscal year.
The District's office is still closed to visitors as we monitor the rapidly changing directives designed to keep us all safe. Staffing is limited in office, with many employees working from home.
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