The FY 2018 budget reflects the continued strength in the business activity and employment in Central Oregon as nearly all sectors of the economy continue to experience growth. The housing and construction markets are strong and permit levels in our Community Development Department are expected to be near pre-2008 levels. The most relevant example of this is the County’s assumption that assessed values (AV) will increase by 5.5% in FY 2018. This positively affects all of the property tax funded services including those supported by the General Fund and the Sheriff’s Office as well as the Extension 4-H and 9-1-1 Service Districts. Budgets for those districts can be found on the County’s website.