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New Office Hours

Many County Offices Now Open Monday-Thursday, 8am-5pm

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. (September 11, 2018) – Lake County’s government has faced an unprecedented series of challenges.  Slow recovery from the Great Recession, repeated natural disasters and other factors have severely impacted the County’s budget.  

As a consequence, since 2008, the County workforce has diminished by 10%, and the effects have been noticeable in such critical service areas as public safety, our road network and libraries.

Salaries well below those of competing entities have left departments chronically understaffed, and remaining workers manage heavy workloads.

Business as usual is no longer an option.

Many County offices are now open Monday-Thursday, from 8am-5pm.  A full list of the affected locations and offices can be found here:
www.lakecountyca.gov/Assets/Departments/Administration/Docs/hours2018.pdf

Carol J. Huchingson, County Administrative Officer, has also released a video series, discussing the decision to reduce public hours for many County offices, and explaining how we reached this point:
New Hours

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNsDBberlW4&list=PLnsbFsPxlTfpWRIIAXV0LF0VHBsGKqiYn

“County leaders and employees will be there, behind the scenes, on Fridays, identifying opportunities to increase our capacity,” assures Huchingson.  “As always, we will be working to empower County residents to reimagine what is possible and build a brighter future.”