Monday, October 9, 2017

Administrator presents financial forecast and projections

Mesa County Administrator Frank Whidden presented the proposed 2018 budget to the Mesa County Board of Commissioners this morning in public hearing.

In the proposed budget, the general fund is balanced at $56,662,487 proposed revenue and $56,662,487 proposed expenditures.

View the presentation here:

Public comment period is now underway. Comments are encouraged through the following venues:

Budget town halls:

  • Thursday, Oct. 26, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Starvin Arvin’s, 3247 F Road in Clifton
  • Thursday, Nov. 9, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Fruita Community Center, 324 N. Coulson Ave.
  • Monday, Nov. 13, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Old Courthouse, 544 Rood Ave., public hearing room on the second floor



Board of County Commissioner Hearings

Hearings are typically held every Monday morning at 9 a.m. at 544 Rood Ave. The hearings include an unscheduled business portion of the agenda. Community members are welcome to provide feedback on the proposed 2018 budget at that time. For upcoming Commissioner hearing agendas, visit

In November, county staff will finalize the budget, and in late November, the board will give staff final direction.

Final adoption of the 2018 budget is planned for the Dec. 4 public hearing at 9:00 a.m.

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