County approves $7.2 billion budget with big investments in mental health, public safety

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Supervisor Joel Anderson underscored the importance of county government to his constituents, many of whom live in unincorporated communities outside of city boundaries and count on the county for public services.

“For unincorporated residents, we are their only government,” he said. “I have the largest amount of unincorporated residents — more than all your districts put together — and we live and die by what all of you do. We’re the forefront, the tip of the spear when it comes to fires. We’re the tip of the spear when it comes to underserved areas. And I just want to thank you for the work you put into this budget to ensure the people in my budget are well represented.”