Q If the board of supervisors approves a road improvement project and the county engineer oversees the project to ensure compliance with county road standards, may the county accept the donation of services and materials constituting the construction of the said project? May the county accept a monetary donation of the cost of construction? If so, may the county place the money in a designated fund for that specific improvement project?

A A county may accept the donation of services and materials for public construction projects performed on public land. A county may likewise accept a monetary donation of the cost of a construction project on public land. Once money is accepted by the county for a specific purpose, it becomes public funds and may only be expended in accordance with state law. However, donations may be made and accepted for specific purposes authorized by law. (Attorney Generalís Opinion to Snell, August 17, 2018)