Escambia County’s proposed budget for 2021-22 is now online. The total combined budget is $568,262,165, down $19.7 million from the current year budget of $587,933,284.
The budget online is interactive. The Escambia County Sheriff’s budget is $72.7 million, up about $7 million from the current year’s $65.8.
Ten years ago, the sheriff’s budget was $75.8 million but that included $29.7 million for jail operations. Five years ago (2016-17), the sheriff’s budget was $55.4 million.
The Board of County Commissioners holds budget workshops on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.