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Based on the Board of County Commissioners’ priorities and direction, Larimer County Manager Linda Hoffmann released the Proposed Larimer County 2021 Budget on October 15, 2020. The Proposed 2021 Budget is $581.8 Million which includes a Proposed 2021 Operating Budget of $286.8 Million and a 2021 Capital Improvements Budget of $185.9 Million. The Revised 2020 budget is $501.9 Million.

The Proposed 2021 Larimer County Budget is available online https://www.larimer.org/budget/2021-proposed-budget or at Larimer County Budget Office, 200 West Oak Street, Fort Collins, Colorado (970-498-7017). 

Highlights include:

  • The operating budget enables the County to continue services at existing levels, with total costs declining by $2.8 million without resorting to layoffs or furloughs.
  • The Capital Budget continues to make significant investments to enable improved services in the future, including:
    • $33 million to begin implementation of the Ranch Master Plan which will expand and improve facilities and services.
    • $29.3 million to continue the Jail Improvement project
    • $22.6 million for construction of a behavioral health facility, funded through a voter-approved sales tax.
    • $20 million to expand facilities for alternatives to incarceration programs
    • $19.8 million to begin construction of a new landfill and associated transfer station at the existing landfill site.       

      Residents are encouraged to give their input on the proposed 2021 budget. The Board of County Commissioners will host a virtual Budget Hearing this year due to COVID-19, and held on October 29 at 6:30 PM. Check the Larimer County Budget Page at https://larimer.org/budget for details.  The public is encouraged to provide their priorities for the County Budget. You can submit your own version of the 2021 budget based on your priorities for a variety of programs and services at https://www.larimer.org/budget/Build-Your-Own-Budget

    • The Board of County Commissioners urges residents to submit input on the budget outside of the public hearings by email at BOCC@larimer.org, phone 970-498-7010 or by mail at PO Box 1190, Fort Collins, CO 80522.

    • The Budget Adoption Hearing is set for 10:00 a.m., December 18, 2020 at the Courthouse Offices Building, First Floor, 200 West Oak St., Fort Collins.

Published on: 
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 11:15am
Contact Details:

Linda Hoffmann, County Manager, 970-498-7004, lhoffmann@larimer.org; Josh Fudge, Budget Director, 970-498-7017, jfudge@larimer.org; Board of County Commissioners, 970-498-7010, BOCC@larimer.org.

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