One of the concerns voiced by opponents of the creation of a Children Services Council (CSC) in Leon County is administrative costs.
Advocates for the CSC have stated that the administrative costs will run between 6-12% of all expenses and that the costs will be far less than the benefits of the children services programs.
The annual expenses of a Leon County CSC is expected to be approximately $8 million. Based on the 6-12% estimate, administrative costs would be approximately $480,000 to $960,000.
How do these administrative expenses compare to other Florida CSC’s?
The St. Lucie County CSC, with total expenses of $11.8 million reported $1.8 million in personnel and operating expenses. This is approximately 15.2% of total expenses.
The Martin County CSC, with total expenses of $13.3 million reported $1.2 million in personnel and operating expenses. This is approximately 9% of total expenses.
Based on these numbers, it would appear that the administrative costs for a Leon County CSC could be as low $480,000 and as high as $1.2 million and still be deemed as acceptable by CSC advocates.