Our annual operating budget begins July 1 and ends June 30 of the following year and is the commission’s financial foundation for providing services to residents. As the county park system grows, we will continue to be sensitive to taxpayer concerns. The General Agency Fund relies on revenue from taxes and other sources and accounts for much of the commission’s operations. The Enterprise Fund contains over 55% of our operating budget and is derived from sources other than taxes. Called the enterprise approach, the commission has long felt that it is in the public trust to use tax dollars to buy the land and build facilities, but that the people who use these facilities should help pay for operations and maintenance through a system of fees and charges.