The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office proposed budget for 2007-08 can not be found anywhere online. From the Escambia County website we can learn that from the general fund ECSO gets $79,700,000 plus $71,725 from Article V fund, $12,775 from handicapped parking fund and $3,181,818 from Local Option Sales taxes. Total: $82,966,318.
THE ECSO website has a nice annual report but no budget figures or financial reports. The total budget for the City of Pensacola is only $53,403,300! We’re paying nearly $30 million more to the Sheriff. Shouldn’t the taxpayers know where the money is going?
FYI the ECSO budget is up $9.78 million from two years ago.