COUNTY OF SANTA CRUZ

Overview + Elected Officials


Elected officials

Title: Board of Supervisors - District 1

Name Jan Beautz, Santa Cruz, Soquel

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Title: Board of Supervisors - District 2

Name Ellen Pirie, Aptos, Capitola

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Title: Board of Supervisors - District 3

Name Mardi Wormhoudt, Santa Cruz

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Title: Board of Supervisors - District 4

Name Tony Campos, Watsonville

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Title: Board of Supervisors - District 5

Name Mark Stone, San Lorenzo Valley

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Title: Agricultural Commissioner

Name David Moeller

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Title: Agricultural Extension Service

Name Laura Toote

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Title: Assessor

Name Gary Hazelton

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Title: Auditor-Controller

Name Gary A. Knutson

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Title: Building Inspection Chief

Name John DeCourcy

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Title: County Administrative Officer

Name Susan A. Mauriello

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Title: County Clerk

Name Gail Pellerin

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Title: County Counsel

Name Dana McRae

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Title: District Attorney

Name Bob Lee

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Title: Emergency Office

Name Michael Dever

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Title: Environmental Health Services

Name Robert Kennedy

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Title: Health Services Agency

Name Rama Khalsa

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Title: Human Resources Agency

Name Cecilia Espinola

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Title: Information Services

Name Cyong Nuygen

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Title: Parks and Recreation

Name Barry Samuel

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Title: Personnel

Name Dania Torres Wong

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Title: Planning Director

Name Tom Burns

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Title: Probation

Name Judy Cox

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Title: Public Works

Name Thomas L. Bolich

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Title: Purchasing

Name Gerald Dunbar

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Title: Sheriff-Coroner

Name Steve Robbins

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Title: Treasurer-Tax Collector

Name Fred Keeley

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Title: Planning Commissioners

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Title: 1st District

Name Robert Bremner, Alternate: Teall Messer

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Title: 2nd District

Name Ted Durkee, Alternate: Terry Hancock

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Title: 3rd District

Name Denise Holbert, Alternate: Marilyn Hummel

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Title: 4th District

Name Dennis Osmer, Alternate: Gustavo Gonzalez

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Title: 5th District

Name Renee Shephard, Alternate: Myrna Britton

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Overview

Population 262,382  (36 of 522)
Median Individual Earnings $32,181  (19 of 25)
Median Home Price $631,150  (6 of 56)
Web Site Address http://www.co.santa...

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Salaries


Overview


ACTIVE EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION DATA
Median Salary for Full Time Employees $71,162  (14 of 56)
Median Benefits for Full Time Employees $29,245  (13 of 56)
Median Total Comp for Full Time Employees $100,407  (12 of 56)
Median Total Comp (Gov) / Median Total Comp (Private) 312%  (2 of 25)
Name of Highest Paid Employee Mike R Venezio
Title of Highest Paid Employee Fire Battalion Chief
Total Comp for Highest Paid Employee $271,799  (28 of 49)
Total Salaries (Full and Part-Time) $60,190,056
Total Salaries + Benefits (Total Comp, Full and Part-Time) $80,973,024
Number of Full Time Employees 627
Full Time Employees / Population 0.24%  (37 of 57)
RETIRED EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION DATA
Pension Contribution $36,462,580
Pension Unfunded Liability $210,871,371
Pension Contribution / Total Revenue 8.69%  (8 of 35)
Name of Former Employee with Largest Pension Richard C Wilson
Amount of Largest Pension $226,423
Other Post Retirement Benefits Data (Healthcare, etc.)
OPEB Required Contribution $12,884,000
OPEB Actual Contribution $4,681,209
Unfunded OPEB Liability $145,013,000
OPEB Required Contribution / Total Revenue 3.07%  (12 of 31)
Required Pension and OPEB Contribution / Total Revenue 11.77%  (6 of 26)

Quality of Services


Pavement Condition Index 57
Sales Tax Rate 8.250%  (8 of 32)
Median Wages General Public 22,317
Median Benefits General Public 9,864

Employee Compensation


Financial Health


General Fund Balance / General Fund Expenditures 11.0%  (48 of 49)
General Fund Surplus / General Fund Revenue 2.1%  (27 of 49)
Change in Governmental Fund Revenue 6.6%  (13 of 50)
Public Safety Expense / Total Governmental Fund Revenue 30.8%  (21 of 40)
Public Safety Expense / General Fund Revenue 31.1%  (31 of 39)
Governmental Fund Revenue $436,726,933
Total Revenue Per Capita $1,599  (34 of 58)
Governmental Fund Expenditures $441,876,423
Total Expenditures per Capita $1,609  (28 of 58)
Bankruptcy Risk (within 1 Year) 0.36%  (5 of 56)

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Surplus / (Deficit) General Fund Other Funds Total Gov. Funds
Surplus / (Deficit) $  8,062,125 $  (13,211,615) $  (5,149,490)
Revenues
Total Revenues $  378,817,027 $  57,909,906 $  436,726,933
Aid from other governments 218,825,254 19,578,555 238,403,809
Taxes 92,958,333 14,265,646 107,223,979
Charge for services 46,183,054 13,904,251 60,087,305
Miscellaneous 3,358,987 9,567,763 12,926,750
Licenses and permits 9,848,179 (1,466) 9,846,713
Fines and forfeitures 4,751,384 6,849 4,758,233
Use of money and property 2,891,836 588,308 3,480,144
General Fund Balance $  40,714,882
Expenditures
Total Expenditures $  370,754,902 $  71,121,521 $  441,876,423
Public safety 117,970,260 16,334,502 134,304,762
Public assistance 109,586,455 3,393,996 112,980,451
Health and sanitation 108,080,235 886,929 108,967,164
General government 28,536,007 669,495 29,205,502
Capital Outlay 0 18,875,140 18,875,140
Public ways and facilities 217,613 18,512,511 18,730,124
Recreation and cultural services 6,071,566 879,293 6,950,859
Education 114,039 4,800,577 4,914,616
Principal Retirement 0 3,796,789 3,796,789
Debt Service - Interest 178,727 2,972,289 3,151,016