This information is intended to assist those readers not familiar with the Escambia County budget documents, or local government organizations, in gaining an understanding of how the budget document is organized and what information is presented. Each book has the following sections that provide information about Escambia County and detail regarding the Escambia County "Budget Philosophy and Process."
Management & Budget Services is responsible for developing and overseeing the County's budget; the admistration of the Bob Sikes Toll Bridge; and administering the management contract for the Pensacola Civic Center.
This office also manages the County's Municipal Services Benefit Unit (MSBU) programs, which include the county-wide fire protecttion MSBU, the Santa Rosa Island MSBU, and numerous others for street lighting.
The County's fiscal year begins October 1 and ends September 30 of each year. The Board of County Commissioners approves the annual budget in September, following a public hearing process.
A Municipal Services Benefit Unit is a non-ad valorem assessment district established to provide for funding for improvements in a specific geographic area within the County. A MSBU is a group of